Many people don’t value the merits of Tofu and ignore its benefits or see it as an average tasteless meal. You may have to open your mind to a new Tofu experience at Mihara Tofuten Bangkok.
Story & Photos by Wanida Tardivel
Tofu is an original food source that most Asians eat especially the Japanese. Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. In Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines, tofu is widely available and used in many local dishes.
The Mihara Tofuten Bangkok entrance features an open wall that leads into a small Zen garden before you enter the main restaurant. this reflects the modern minimalist style of the place.
Mihara Tofuten Bangkok is Gaggan Anand’s joint venture with his good friends Tan who known as Bangkok Eating Specialist and Goh Fukuyama, whose run a fine dining restaurant, La Maison de La Nature Goh, ranked in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list.
Tofu proves to have many health benefits including reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. A great source of protein, calcium and iron, tofu is also low in calories, saturated fats and contains no cholesterol making it a popular replacement for meat products in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Mihara Tofuten Bangkok features Tofu in a new dimension and in traditional Japanese forms. The “10-course” menu (16 dishes) invites all guest for a “Tofugasm Experience”.
Kuruma Ebi and Kinu tofu ball with Spicy Mayo; Zuwai Crab Shiraae in Turnip Roll; Okara Seaweed Chip with Scallop Tartare
Ungi and Foie gras roll with Toro Yuba; Paprika tofu cream with tomato puree
Deep-fried Zaru tofu in Dashi
Japanese oyster with spinach tofu cream and tomato jelly
Steamed Grouper Fish with shrimp sauce
If you are new to Tofu, you can expect more than just tofu from A5 wagyu, fresh seasonal ingredients imported straight from Japan.