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The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

Travel Reporter

Benjamin McCracken (USA)

Date
Feb 9 2011

At this yuba factory and we not only experienced yuba’s production process firsthand, but taste-tested fresh yuba.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Hiei Yuba-honpo is a store and factory making and selling products made from yuba, or tofu skin, made from the skin of gently boiled soy milk. Yuba has been eaten by Buddhist monks in Japan for generations and is considered a very healthy food.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Hiei Yuba-honpo makes a large variety of product from yuba and is known for its unique ideas about how to use yuba in many non-traditional ways..

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    The owner and president of Hiei Yuba, Mrs. Yagi, explains the proper attire for making yuba.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Yuba making requires a clean environment, so anyone making yuba has to wear something over their hair and clothing.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    The factory has large vats containing gently boiled soy milk.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    The soy milk is gently boiled until it forms a skin on top.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Mrs. Yagi explains how yuba is made.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    A worker demonstrates how to remove the tofu skin from the gently boiling soy milk.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    The goal is to take the yuba out of the soy milk in a flat sheet.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    It is much harder to make a nice, flat piece of yuba than it first appears.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Once the yuba is taken off of the soy milk, it is left to dry.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    The best way to eat yuba is straight off the top of the production line. The yuba is removed by pinching it in the middle with chop-sticks.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Yuba fresh out of the soy milk.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Fresh yuba is delicious. Of course, all yuba is delicious.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Most of the work of making yuba is done by hand. Here workers removed several sheets of yuba and left them to dry.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Hiei Yuba makes a wide variety of products.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Yuba can be used for many things, including sushi.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Yuba can even be eaten as a dessert. It goes great with maple syrup.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    I couldn't get enough of the yuba with maple syrup.

  • The best for yuba in the world! – Hiei Yuba-honpo

    Hiei Yuba-honpo is certainly one place to stop for traditional Japanese food that is both tasty and healthy.

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