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Mamezen Soba: Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk Ramen

Mamezen Soba: Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk Ramen
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Mamezen is another Kyoto culinary treasure and if you are into noodles and, or soymilk dishes, you should definitely put Mamezen on your list of places to ‘foodie’ when you visit Kyoto. Mamezen serves ramen in a unique soymilk broth: Mamezen Soba. I like the ‘omakase set’…

Otokomae Tofu: Interview with Founder and CEO Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito

Otokomae Tofu: Interview with Founder and CEO Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito
In the last 30 years, two-thirds of the tofu producers in Japan have gone out of business. Seven years ago Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito started Otokomae Tofu, moved to Kyoto to take over a bankrupt tofu factory and now has a total of 3 production facilities in Japan. Otokomae Tofu is surely the best known national tofu brand in Japan. Otokomae…

Kyoto Otokomae Tofu: Popular Products Review

Kyoto Otokomae Tofu: Popular Products Review
Say hello to my favorite tofu brand: Otokomae Tofu. Otokomae Tofu is a Kyoto company, new and successful, but not an old and established shinise. It is now a well-known brand throughout the country even with some distribution abroad, but it is a very un-Kyoto company. While Otokomae Tofu may be un-Kyoto, I think that it breathes some needed…

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’
Mochi Mochi Mushi Pan, a steamed bread with a mochi-like texture is my current favorite Japanese convenience store junk food. (Not that I eat much from convenience stores, but I do enjoy observing their product development and marketing campaigns.) I was very happy to find a new variety of mushi pan that I like very much. Like Otokomae Tofu

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread
I have been captivated by a duo of new junk food products in Japan! Here is the first of the duo. This is convenience store junk food sweet bread flavored with tofu. The tofu is made by a an upstart tofu company in rural Kyoto called Otokomae Tofuten that burst onto the scene about five years ago. Their brand name…
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