Handmade Tofu Kit (Domestic Organic Soybean, Domestic Seawater Nigari & Tofu Box)
Handmade Tofu Kit
(Domestic Organic Soybean, Domestic Seawater Nigari & Tofu Box)
We made the set of materials to make delicious tofu easily at home. Compared to separate purchases, it's more beneficial to purchase these as a set. The set includes:
|1 Domestic Organic Soybean "Toyomasari" 500g|
|1 Uminosei Seawater Nigari 200ml|
|1 Tofu Box (100% Tofu Box Type from Hinoki Cypress, Mie Prefecture)|
|Cloths for Making Tofu (Cloth and Sash bag) 1pc each|
|An easy to understand tofu recipe|
|Convenient thermometer (optional, with just adding +280yen)|
We will send an exclusive box with the mentioned contents above.
Once you tried handmade tofu, you probably won't get satisfied with ready-made commercial tofu. Please try and enjoy making handmade tofu at home!
100% Hinoki Cypress Tofu Box Type From Mie Prefecture
This tofu box made by natural Hinoki Cypress (or Japanese Cypress) from Kishu City. Each item has different color and wood grain because they are handmade with the natural tree.
Please look at the left picture below. These are the parts of the tofu box. From left: bottom plate; body; lid.
The sanding process is done with care so that there are no wood scratch at all.
This tofu box are also included with 100% cotton thread cloth and sash bag. Please use it for making a fine and smooth handmade tofu.
Because the you dan disassemble and assemble the parts easily, this tofu box is easy to wash. The material is also easy to dry, so you don't have to worry about mold. The Hinoki Cypress has a very good water resistance and pressure so they can even be used in the bathtub. Also, this tree is hard to deform and doesn't damage easily.
The Kumano City at Mie Prefecture has Hinoki Cypress forests since the Edo period. There, the Kishu Clan encourage the foresty and use shipping to carry the wood to Edo. Even from that time, Hinoki Cypress is already known as an excellent quality wood.
This box is a handcrafted product made by craftsmen. It has a unique refreshing scent from the Hinoki Cypress.
When washing this box, please wash it gently using a soft sponge. When drying, please do not use a dryer, etc. Please dry this box with natural air as much as possible in a well-ventilated place. Keep it in the cupboard after drying. Please avoid leaving the box in a wet and damp place because it will cause mold. This type of wood will not rot, crack, and loose. Because it is made 100% by Hinoki Cypress, this tofu box will not only hardened the tofu but also brings out the sweetness and umami of the soybean to its full extent.
Organic Soybean "Toyomasari"
The "Toyomasari" soybeans are organic soybeans raised carefully by Mr. Yuu Hirawake. He has been raising and cultivating these soybeans organically in Makubetsu-cho, Hokkaido for over 30 years.
They are harvested when completely ripe, these soybeans are rich in nutrients and have fine quality of taste and flavor.
This soybean is organic, raised without pesticide, non-chemical cultivation, and dried with natural drying (using the sun). If you boil the soybean, you can enjoy the sweetness of plump beans.
We will deliver this soybean in vacuum-pack transparent bag.
Uminosei Seawater Nigari
An ideal nigari (brine, a byproduct of extracting salt from sea water) for making tofu that contains rich natural minerals in every package. This nigari was made by the manufacturing process of natural sea salt. It's a high-quality nigari which is also used in well-known tofu stores. If you use this nigari in tofu making, you can make authentic tofu with tender and rich taste at home.
Nigari is purely made with seawater. It contains abundant natural mineral. You can use 200ml of nigari for 20 blocks of tofu servings.
The production area is in a remote island surrounded by beautiful nature, Izu Oshima. This nigari's raw material is 100% pure sea water carried by Kuroshio (Japan Current, a north-flowing ocean current on the west side of the North Pacific Ocean). We don't use any other nigari or coangulant product.
The manufacturing process includes concentrating the seawater with salt-field type of net, which collects salt and the mother liquid from the collected salt. The contents of this nigari are not only magnesium chloride, but also contains a small amount of trace elements in seawater.
The taste is not only bitter but also slightly salty, with a subtle richness of seawater. Therefore, this nigari is not only solidifies the tofu but also brings out the sweetness and umami of the soybean to its full extent. You can make tofu with sweet, delicious, yet nostalgic taste at home.
Cloth and Sash Bag
The cloths included with the tofu box are a set of products produced by Yoshida textile specialty shop for food in Tsubame-shi, Niigata Prefecture. Kawashima The Japan Store made the order to the manufactures to create fine-grained and smooth handmade tofu.
This bag is suitable for the filtration process. The function is similar to the paper used in Nell Coffee Drip coffee making method. But when making tofu, we need to use a cloth material, not paper.
The manufactures are not using chlorine-based bleach in the bleaching process. In addition, this cloth has a soft texture that makes it difficult to make any scratch to the tofu.
The size for both bags: 33cm wide x 40cm long.
Sash Bag ↑
I ate the tofu in a flash because it was delicious!
The freshly made tofu was so delicious that I ate it completely in a flash. I still have plenty of nigiri, so I would like to make handmade tofu again in the future.
I enjoy the taste so much
I have been making handmade tofu for several times with this kit, and I am relieved that the taste is always delicious. I enjoy the natural taste of organic soybean and distilled water processed into tofu without adding anything unnecessary.
I was able to make well-done handmade tofu for the first time!
The taste of handmade tofu is wonderful. I am looking forward to make it again in the future.
The process of transforming it into tofu is really fun!
I use the product to make tofu as soon as the item arrived. I enjoy making handmade tofu because I can see the soybean gradually transforming into tofu. I am very satisfied with making cotton tofu (momen tofu). Thank you for selling this!
This handmade tofu cannot be compared with the commercial tofu
I was surprised to be able to make delicious authentic tofu so easily at home. The handmade tofu taste cannot be compared with commercial tofu sell in stores. When I tried making tofu at home, I've become to love eating tofu again.
|Name||Handmade Tofu Kit (Domestic Organic Soybean, Domestic Seawater Nigari & Tofu Box)|
|Contents||- 1 Domestic Organic Soybean "Toyomasari" 500g
- 1 Uminosei Seawater Nigari 200ml
- 1 Tofu Box (100% Tofu Box Type from Hinoki Cypress, Mie Prefecture)
- Cloths for Making Tofu (Cloth and Sash bag) 1pc each
- An easy to understand tofu recipe
- Convenient thermometer (optional, with just adding ¥280)
|Place of Origin||Japan|
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