Zaru Tofu (Tofu in bamboo basket)

Zaru Tofu (Tofu in bamboo basket)

Zaru Tofu (Tofu in bamboo basket) Zaru Tofu is a specialty of Karatsu city's Kawashima Tofu Store, which weighs 2 kg and comes served on a 22 cm round bamboo basket (zaru). This tofu uses natural brine and allows the bamboo basket to soak up the moisture. It is a taste which has been loved by the commoners since the time of the Kansei reforms in the late 18th century. Because the tofu is not washed in water, the flavor of the soybean remains strong and a firm texture is achieved. The tofu used is safe and healthy, made from soybeans grown without the use of pesticides. Great for tofu fans and even those not so fussed on tofu. Zaru Tofu is also available as a souvenir.

● Access: From train station: 5-minute walk from Karatsu Station on the JR Karatsu Line and Chikuhi Line
● Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:30
● Closed: Sundays, end-year and new-year holidays and Bon holidays
● Contact: Kawashima toufu, Tel: +81-955-72-2423
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