Tonuts, yeah sounds real delicious. Even when the the dubious word is explained to be doughnuts made from tofu there's still a fair amount of trepidation. Doughnuts should be fried, coated in sugar and cinnamon and all things anti tofu.....apparently.
We rock up to the springs at the base Mt Yotei. The springs being a great piece of work done by the council, piping into the natural springs at the base of the mountain so you can come and fill up bottles of the most delicious natural water for nada, nitz, zero how good is that?
Taking advantage of the abundance of water a small tofu shop sits on the side of the springs producing tofu from the pristine water.
Now tofu is tofu and it's all tofu, but this is the best tofu we've tasted so maybe it's not all tofu after all. They have plain tofu, flavoured tofu, tofu drinks, tofu patties all able to be tasted as well my fav is the chilli tofu skin.
tofu keep under running spring water
Black sesame and matcha tofu drinks
Flavoured tofu skins
The tasting table
The other tasting table
And then we came to the tonuts......looks like a doughnut....smells and tastes like a tasty, light, perfectly cooked doughnut,
hmmmmmm maybe we had to buy a few packets for further testing.
Tasting notes: tastes far better than many full blooded doughnuts.