Yuba Tsukudani (Simmered Tofu Skins)

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Producer:Nikko Shokuhin
Prefecture:
Tochigi
Ingredients:Soybeans (non-GMO, domestic) sugar, soy sauce, chili pepper, white sesame seeds, fermented seasoning, vegetable oil (contains wheat)
Vegan, Dairy-free
Size:100g 
Storage:Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible.

Full of sweet and salty umami, tsukudani is made from seafood, meat, seaweed, or vegetables that have been simmered in sweet and savory sauce (typically made from soy sauce, sugar, mirin).

This special tsukudani has creamy, smooth yuba (tofu skins) as its base. Yuba is a simple yet wholesome food that is made by warming a bowl of soybean milk and skimming off the top film, or tofu skin, as it forms. While it tastes somewhat similar to tofu, it has a distinct creamy texture from its delicate, thin layers and a slightly sweet, almost buttery taste. Yuba is a valuable source of protein that has become a main ingredient in vegan Buddhist cuisine known as Shōjin Ryōri.

Yuba from Nikko is considered a particularly special delicacy. Located in Tochigi, in the mountains north of Tokyo, Nikko is a famous World Heritage Site that has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries. This handmade yuba from Nikko is made the old-fashion way using 100% domestic soybeans (a rarity given that 90% of soybeans in Japan are imported, with very few domestic producers remaining) which is combined with pure water from the mountains of Nikko. It is then simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce that includes high-quality bonito dashi for extra umami.

Suggested uses: Use on rice or cooked vegetables, in place of salt, spread on buttered toast, or mixed with mayonnaise to make a dip/spread. Can also be enjoyed as is as otsumami (snack served with alcohol).

 

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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