A symbol of shojin cuisine, with rich aroma and smooth yet firm texture.
Eiheiji Sesame Tofu
Sesame tofu is a typical shojin food eaten by ascetic monks as a source of protein since long ago. Carefully roasted sesame seeds are slowly ground and mixed with mineral-rich subsoil water from Mt. Hakusan and the finest kudzu into a dish with a rich aroma that is at once smooth and firm in texture. It has a delicious flavor that has been passed down through generations of tough training. Enjoying the sesame tofu with a special miso sauce is the typical Eiheiji way. It is also good as an accompaniment to alcohol, and there is even a new desert version with maccha and kuromitsu (raw sugar sauce) which is popular with young people.