Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

Tofu Making Experience : Yatsuhashian Shanari

- 八つ橋庵しゃなり -
Make 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 instruct you on how to make it. As you may know, tofu is well known as a health food around the world. Nevertheless, most people might not know how difficult it actually is to make and that even Japanese people find it hard to make. This is a good opportunity to experience making tofu under some very friendly guidance. In addition, there are over 20 Kyoto related things other than tofu that you can get hands-on experience making—such as Yatsuhashi, Kyoto sweets, bread with a Japanese Manga Character, and more. The length of the workshops differ according to what you want to create. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog
Carefully watch the soybeans boil
Carefully watch the soybeans boil
One of the first steps in making tofu is to mix soybean extract with water for 12 or so minutes. As it will take less than 5 minutes to boil, please watch the heat so it doesn’t boil over. If you have a friend joining you in this workshop, one person can maintain the heat while the other person stirs.
Oboro Tofu (tofu curds)
Oboro Tofu (tofu curds)
Oboro Tofu is a kind of tofu, though it does not look like ordinary tofu, and has become popular in Japan s it’s fresher than the tofu sold in supermarkets. It’s made by boiling the tofu with a lid on for 15 minutes or so. Please be patient when making it if you want delicious Oboro Tofu.
Take out the tofu from the frame
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Take out the tofu from the frame
After putting the Oboro Tofu in a special square frame, you need to then place it in the water slowly, so it keeps its square shape. The water is extremely cold so your hands might go numb but this is the final task in making your tofu.
Enjoy your tofu
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Enjoy your tofu
You can eat your tofu hot or cold. If you decide to try it both ways, a staff member will be pleased to serve both. Original soy sauce will be served with the tofu, which brings out the strong flavors of the beans. Eat with chopped Japanese leeks and sliced bonito flakes to make it even more delicious.
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You can try tofu making here. The taste of the tofu you made yourself is special! Nanzen-ji Temple and Kyoto Municipal Zoo are also close so you can go sightseeing after making tofu.
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Tofu Making Experience : Yatsuhashian Shanari / 八つ橋庵しゃなり
Category Cultural Experience
Phone +81 75-754-0611
Address 69-1, Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8437
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Keage Sta. 5-minute walk from city bus Nanzen-ji Temple Eikan do bus stop.
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
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Some staff are able to instruct in English or Chinese.
Information Japanese, English
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English
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