Deep-fried in spongy sheets or raw and silken-cool; seared and crumbly, or as juicy dumplings…the tofu products by Yuriko Takami and her family at Takami Shokuhin have been a Kuramae staple for about one hundred years. Yuriko also supplies a sushi restaurant, as well as her son’s izakaya Kikyou in Asakusa. A lucky cat brings quality control. Um, well perhaps it brings luck. There’s also creamy soy milk ready-to-go, warm as mother’s milk.
Takami Shokuhin is next door to M+ leather goods, 3-3-6 Kuramae, Taito-ku tel 03-3862-1087. Open 0700-1300; 1600-1900. Info in Japanese
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I’ve probably mentioned I have stayed 3 times in Kuramae. I am saving many of your posts in the ‘next Time to Tokyo’ folder. Such a compact area but so many personalities and stories to tell. Thank you.
It’s a great neighbourhood isn’t it? Endless fascination if you like old things that are alive (!) I’ll try and dig up more for you. Thanks for your comment!
next time must try the tofu – it sounds delicious
hope you are well