Enjoy yudofu and yuba while you look out at the great scenery of Arashiyama at Saga Tofu Ine
Saga Tofu Ine is a restaurant in Arashiyama offering yudofu and yuba (tofu skin). They have two restaurants in Arashiyama, one close to the Bamboo Grove, and another opposite of the main gate of Tenryu-ji Temple. Both restaurants offer you an opportunity to look at the beautiful scenery of Arashiyama from the second floor while you enjoy delicious yudofu and yuba with many other dishes. The prices are around 1,600 and 2,000 yen, so they are very reasonable for these kinds of tofu dishes. The staff are all used to visitors from overseas so this restaurant is easy to visit with your friends and family. I would like you to enjoy delicious and delicate yudofu and yuba at Saga Tofu Ine when you come to Arashiyama.
*Notice that both of their restaurants don’t accept credit cards.
This is their most popular menu item, a set with both yuba and yudofu. The yudofu has a nice texture and a great taste of soy beans to it, and after eating it you will feel surprisingly full. Many of the small dishes also contain tofu and soy bean milk in them so this set is very healthy.
Homemade tofu skin in a pail
The tofu skin in a pail is such a great dish that I wish will have a chance to try it some time. You are supposed to dip the tofu skin into ponzu or noodle base soup. The tofu skin is lumpy and easy to eat. After you eat all of the tofu skin, you can put some ponzu or noodle base soup into the pail and enjoy the rest as a kind of soy milk soup.
Kyoto-style tofu skin set
Kyoto-style tofu skin set with tofu skin on top of rice topped with a thick dashi-soup is also a popular menu item. Besides the big skin pieces on top of the rice, you also have tempura you can dip in matcha salt, and wheat gluten with sweet miso paste.
Donuts and soft serve
By the restaurant you have a stall where they sell donuts and soft cream made with yuba for takeout. These make for great desserts, the donuts with the subtle sweetness of tofu, and the soft serve you can have half-and-half with matcha.