Raku ... OMG, please help, what is Oyaji Tofu?
I'm sorry such a silly questions, but I've been so intrigued about their Tofu Dishes, and I cannot wait to try this place out. Have reservations Saturday 21 @8pm, hoping to find seats available afterwards for Sweets Raku.
Anyways, I was looking at their menu, and their seems to be 3 Tofu Dishes (not including the salad)
What is Oyaji Tofu? I've been going crazy searching online with no avail.
I know I can call them up, I've honestly been so busy I keep forgetting.
"Oyaji" just means slang for "old man", "dad", or "boss". It could be one of the chef's custom dishes or refer to something old fashioned like tofu with natto or a reference to tofu peddlers that sold "momen" style tofu which is spongier and more firm than silken tofu (probably the house special called Raku). It's something you would have to ask about. Not a standard way to name a dish.
I, with a help from my BH, tried all three of them last week.
Oyaji is a half portion of the Raku with special hot(spicy, cold) sauce on the side. To me, a Korean, the hot sauce was just mildly spicy with some kind of smoked flavor (bonito maybe).
I enjoyed Raku, Oyaji, Agedashi in the order of preference.
If you want to try the Oyaji, I would suggest trying Raku first, or at least try the original and wonderful tofu before you add the special hot sauce.
Their original house made tofu reminds me of a very light but great ricotta cheese. Very unique.
Have a great evening. You wont be disappointed.