Dear Food Diary:
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been walking by Tofuro daily. Greeted by the sight of a friendly face making fresh handmade soba.
Our friends have a chatty toddler and baby, so we needed ample seating and space. This was the perfect setting and opportunity to finally check it out. Freshly made soba, tofu and a whole menu of choices, from sashimi to grilled fish. Fried chicken and rice bowls. There was something for everyone.
Traditional Japanese decor. Warm and friendly. With so many little joints we’ve been squeezing into just for a bite, it was nice to be able to stretch out and sit comfortably. English menu with photos (totally appreciate it).
Fresh Handmade Soba:
After watching that, of course I had to order soba. I vote for cold soba all the way.
So fragrant. I think this would compare to a bouquet of flowers. Some days, I would prefer it. And yes, anything fried does taste better. It’s so crunchy and aromatic. This has become one of my favorite tempura ingredients.
Next time around, we’ll have to try their handmade regular tofu.
Grilled Atka Mackerel
This is one of my favorites at Riki in Midtown East. Here, the fish is very meaty and nicely grilled. Chard around the edges. Evenly seasoned. Even the kids loved it.
Fried Chicken with Garlic Ginger Sauce
Ohhh fantastic *licking fingers*. Asian style KFC at its best. We had ordered these for the kids, but the big kids ended up devouring it all instead. Very soy garlicky with a kick from the ginger.
Tofuro have several locations all over Japan. Food was quite good and fairly priced. A great choice for large groups.