On this page, we introduce the stores where you can find the seasonings, tea, sweets and the goods related cooking.
In our cooking workshop, we use Rausu 羅臼 konbu kelp (from Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido) which are rich in taste and flavor. It costs 1500 yen for about 100 g. As this konbu gives a strong taste, the small amount (about 7 g for 1L of water*) is enough to prepare a good dashi. *We propose to leave it in the refrigerator overnight before preparing.
They sell konbu powder (without any additives) which is rare to find.
2-14-23 Hase, Kamakura. Closed on Wednesday. Tel.0467-22-0193. Near Hase Sta. on the Enoden Line.
Masudaya Tofu 増田屋豆腐店
Open only Wednesday and Saturday morning. Kyoko-san, 4th generation of this Tofu-ya founded in 1865 (Edo period) inherit her father's will (who passed away 15 years ago), techniques and history.
From 2.30 am, she makes tofu; Momen (cotton) & Kinu (silk) tofu, Okara pulp, Tonyu soy milk, fried tofu...
Tofu pudding is good but the gelatin is used. It will be nice to make it with agar-agar kanten at home with their very fresh soy milk.
Tofu costs 210 - 230 yen. It is possible to eat at a small bench at the backside of the store, next to the railway.
For our Tofu Variety workshop, we taste their Tofu and make Yuba, Tofu skin with their soy milk. They are very tasty!
Masudaya Tofu: 1-14-4 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura. About 10 min from the intersection of Kinokuniya Super Market. (West exit) Google Map
Founded in the first year of Showa (1926). A tea shop frequented by locals (lots of temples, too). Famous for the home-roasted Hojicha* made once a week using a roaster that has been in use for more than 40 years. *Process of roasting makes Hojicha in low caffeine.
There are 2 choices; 600 & 900 yen for 100g. The difference is the first picked tea leaves is used for "900 yen". We tried to compare the taste but couldn't tell a big difference. "600 yen" is good enough and that is the Hojicha we serve during our cooking workshop.
Sweets made with mashed Edamame (young & green soybeans) filling instead of sweet bean azuki. It is known as "zunda" and is a speciality of the northern region like Yamagata.
The variety is limited to about 6 kinds : dorayaki pancake, pudding, daifuku, manjyu, mochi...
Daifuku 大福 made with sticky rice powder (200 yen) is recommended for non honey consumer. Manjyu 饅頭 made with wheat contains some honey.
2-10-24 Komachi, Kamakura. Tel. 0467-25-0021. 2 min from East Exit.
Chabakka Tea Parks
“Draft Tea*”, “Tea Buffet”, “Tea Dripper”…, Ken Miura, owner of the Chabakka tea salon and shop, has had no shortage of innovative ideas since its opening 5 years ago. In the menu, you will find more than 30 kinds of green tea. The concept is to enjoy the tea differently.
*“Draft Tea”: the tea is served like beer, by tap, to appreciate its refreshing taste, with foam! *Ochazuke with salted plum (ume), yuzu, wasabi.
Several chairs inside and outside.