Yuba – The Film on Top

Do you like tofu? Have you tried yuba? Yuba is often translated to tofu skin, and it’s a thin film of slightly firm film that forms on top of tofu when it is slowly heated.

I can’t cook, but apparently it is possible to make yuba at home.

If you’re in Japan it may take a little hunting but you should be able to find several restaurants that serve yuba, and hopefully a tofu speciality shop that has yuba on te menu. I would 10/10 recommend you give it a try. Yuba is tasty, light, and healthy.

Granted, if you’re really really hungry, yuba isn’t going to fill you up. But it’s a great experience!

Yuba before cooking
Still in a totally liquid state and being slowly heated.
Yuba firming up
The film on top, which is the yuba, is starting to solidify.
Yuba being pulled off the top
Pulling off the yuba.
Yuba ready to dip and eat
Ready to dip! In soy sauce, or other things.
Yuba in soup
Yuba in soup
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