Tofu Workshop at a Traditional Storehouse in Yamagata City

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Vegetarian, Regional food
During this gastronomic workshop in Yamagata City, you’ll learn how to make tofu from scratch, using Yamagata soybeans.

Highlights

Learn how to make tofu from start to finish
Be guided by a local English-speaking instructor, using the freshest ingredients, all from Yamagata!
Enjoy a delicious lunch that highlights local soybean products
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

For this tofu-making workshop, your teacher will be Mrs. Horikawa, who will welcome you into her family’s traditional Japanese storehouse, which has been in her family for generations. She runs several different workshops here, spreading her knowledge of traditional tofu-making, among other crafts. Horikawa-san will guide you through each step of the tofu-making process, from boiling to blending to filtering, and finally pressing tofu into its final form. During this tofu workshop, no ingredients are wasted, in keeping with typical Japanese culinary practices. Even the leftover soybean product, which is filtered out during the tofu-making process, will be used to make one of the dishes for the meal that follows the workshop. After your tofu-making experience, you’ll be rewarded with a lunch with Mrs. Horikawa, featuring locally-made soybean products. As she speaks English and prepares English hand-outs, joining this workshop is a great way to learn more about Japanese food culture and your wonderful host. Feel free to ask Horikawa-san questions about Japanese cooking, her hometown, and other ideas for where to travel in Yamagata!

Inclusions

Experience fee
Instructor fee
Kitchen space
Lunch after workshop

Exclusions

Any additional dishes and drinks
Anything not included in the above "included" list

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

This program is run in a small storehouse behind a private Japanese home. Please meet Mrs. Horikawa in front of the Japan Post Office parked in the map below. The walk to her home is only a minute from here. 1 Chome-7-24 Tokamachi, Yamagata, 990-8799, Japan https://goo.gl/maps/pWKJD22T9Q9EgLkn7

Remarks

Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

While the Zao Onsen ski resort is the major winter attraction of Yamagata, the prefecture offers activities year-round, from hiking the mountainous surrounds and discovering tree-shrouded temples, to soothing hot spring retreats, and even a large-scale human chess tournament in the spring!
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Earliest available date: July 26, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals