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Yuba The Very Popular Japanese Dish...But What Is It?

Yuba The Very Popular Japanese Dish...But What Is It? This article will show you what yuba is, how to make it and where to eat it too.

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What Is Yuba (湯葉)?

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Kyoto is famous for its vegetarian cuisine influenced by the local monk culture. You can try different famous tofu dishes in Kyoto; they are fresh and change seasonally. You can try a really surprising number of variations around tofu alone! For vegetarians, it is quite nice to finally have such variety; fried tofu, sesame tofu, silky tofu, and of course, "yuba".
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So what is yuba? Yuba is basically just curdled soymilk. When you boil soymilk, a skin will form and that is yuba. It may sound strange, but it is really delicious. It has a silky texture and a very light, slightly sweet taste. It can be eaten alone or cut thinly and prepared with vegetables.

Simple Recipe

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<Ingredients>
-Mizuna greens
-Dry yuba (as you wish)
-1 tsp of white dashi
-200 ml of water

<Directions>
Add the dashi to the water, when the water is boiling, add the mizuna greens, then the dry yuba. And voila!

There you have the healthiest and most delicious side dish!

Where to try yuba?

Yuba can be eaten almost anywhere in Japan, but if you want the real deal, you should have it in Kyoto. Click the link below to find out more about Kyoto's beautiful and delicate vegetarian tofu cuisine. It can also be eaten in Tokyo at a superb tofu specialized restaurant (link below).

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Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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