Experience making tofu-chikuwa, the traditional food of Tottori
In eastern Tottori Prefecture, there is a traditional food called “tofu-chikuwa,” which is a mixture of cotton (momen) tofu and white fish paste, possessing a history of about 360 years. It is said to have been created during the Edo period when the feudal lord of the Tottori domain recommended a frugal diet, telling people to eat tofu instead of fish. The chikuwa is simply made by wrapping a bamboo stick with chikuwa dough mixed in a ratio of 7 tofu to 3 fish, and baking it. At “Tofu-chikuwa La” in Tottori City, visitors can try their hand at making tofu-chikuwa. Please come and try it for yourself.