This is limited edition only available in autumn season.
Interior content: 90g (3.17 oz)
Sea Salt TOFU Cookies are one of the recommended sweets in our limited selection. This cookie features mellow butter and black sea salt, and a unique ingredient known as OKARA, a by-product of the TOFU manufacturing process.
This distinctive cookie is made in Akita, Japan, a region famous for its TOFU, so it is possible to use fresh OKARA to make these cookies. OKARA is one of the Japanese traditional foods made from soybean solids, which are filtered during the production of TOFU. In Japan, OKARA is typically prepared with vegetables or meat in savory dishes, but seldom used in confections. Unlike TOFU, which can be flavorless and dry, this cookie is very crispy and delicious, and the aroma of butter expands in your mouth.
OKARA is also nutritious. It is a low-calorie and fiber-rich food, which is very healthful. OKARA is an excellent source of saponin, a nutrient which occurs naturally in some plant foods, such as soybeans. Eating saponin may help lower cholesterol and boost immune function.
One of the interesting features of this cookie is the use of black sea salt. This salt is made from sea water, rich in minerals, and elaborately boiled down for a long time. The sea salt is then packed into bamboo, and baked again, allowing the aroma and nutrients of the bamboo to infuse into the salt. This process gives the salt a mild flavor and its remarkable black color. When you try this cookie, you will first experience the exquisite flavor of this unique salt, followed by the mellow butter flavor, which brings an excellent finish. The adequate salty taste enhances the noble sweetness of the cookies. The very unique, new flavor of salinity and sweetness is truly a joy to eat.
Japanese black sea salt and OKARA meet the traditional European butter cookie in this subtly sweet and mildly salty confection, which pairs well with Japanese green tea. Why don’t you try this unique confection with a cup of Japanese green tea?