A traditional local dish with tofu and wild vegetables prepared around the winter solstice.
Tofu-meshi is cooked in many homes around the winter solstice, and consists of dry-fried tofu and wild vegetables steamed together with rice. It is also known as ‘dondoroke-meshi’, a name taken from the sound of tofu being fried which resembles thunder. People say it was originally eaten by women after preparing food for funerals. It was originally a simple dish of tofu, daikon and green leaves, but over time more ingredients were added, and it has now become a local specialty of Shimane, containing lots of wild vegetables.