Making your original tofu near Nanzen-ji Temple
How many times have you eaten Tofu so far? Yatsuhashi-an Shanari, located close to Nanzen-ji Temple, will kindly instructs you on how to make it. As you may know, tofu is well known as healthy food around the world. Nevertheless, most people may not know how difficult it is to actually make it that even Japanese people find it hard to make. It's a good opportunity to get experience in making tofu along with very friendly guidance. In addition, there are over 20 items other then tofu that you can experience creating hands-on such as Yatsuhashi, Kyoto sweets, bread with a Japanese Manga Character, and more all related to Kyoto-style crafts. The length of experiences differ according to what item you want to create. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_Yatsuhashian-Shanari-Tofu-Making-Experience/
Look carefully at boiling soybeans
One of the first steps of making tofu is to mix soybean extracts with water for 12 minutes or so. Since the liquid will be boiled within 5 minutes, please control the fire in order not to boil over. If you have a friend to join in this experience, one person could keep the maintenance of the fire and the other person could keep mixing.
Oboro Tofu (Curd tofu)
Oboro Tofu is a kind of tofu, though it does not look like ordinary tofu. This has been trendy in Japan because it is fresher than tofu sold in a supermarket. It is made with a lid on for 15 minutes or so. Please be patient when making it if you want a delicious Oboro Tofu.
Take off tofu from the boxed frame
After putting the Oboro Tofu in an exclusive boxed frame, you need to bring it in to the water slowly to keep its shape of square. The water is extremely cold and your hands may become numb during this final task of tofu-making.
Enjoy your tofu
You can eat tofu hot or cold. If deciding to try it both ways, a staff will be pleased to serve both styles. Original soy sauce will be served which brings the strong beans flavors out. Eat with chopped Japanese leeks and sliced bonito for extra deliciousness.
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Tofu Making Experience : Yatsuhashian Shanari / 八つ橋庵しゃなり
|Address||69-1, Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8437|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Keage Stn. 5-minute walk from city bus Nanzen-ji Temple Eikan do Temple way stop getting off.|
|Open Hours||10am - 5:30pm|
|Reservations||Accepted *Please make a reservation by the morning of the day before you would like to visit.|
|Closed||Dec.24 - 31|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
Some staffs instruct you with English or Chinese
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese, English|