Gion Morikö serves Kyoto style Chinese cuisine with a less spicy and assari (light) taste. Since opening in 1955, this restaurant has been famous for its signature dishes including fried spring rolls, lobster tempura, subuta (sweet and sour pork) and shark soup. The mābōdōfu (or mapo tofu) offered by the current owner-chef Yasunori Morita has become very popular among regulars and new customers alike. Ki-Yan spontaneously used orange for this peacock motif as he felt it would match well with the food and atmosphere of this vibrant Chinese restaurant. The gorgeous peacocks and cotton roses continue to be a daily source of joy for Mr Morita.