- ipsedixit Jul 26, 2014 05:57 PM
Anyplace serving up a really good, or unique version, of kuzu-kiri?
Yes, yes, I know, it's a simple dessert, and I could just as easily make it at home as I could probably something like Jell-O.
But that's really not the point.
The last time I had a really good version of kuzu-kiri was at a JANM cooking event several years ago.
It will be hard to find here, unfortunately. You definitely could make it at home, as there are speciality stores in the US that sell kuzu noodles and kuromitsu.
The closest thing I've come across here in LA so far is Mori's "blancmange" made of homemade whipped tofu and kuromitsu. It's not the same as kuzukiri, I know, but it's somewhat similar to kuzukiri in taste. The flavors are simple in both - the arrowroot kuzu and the whipped tofu are both mild and delicate, providing a nice backdrop for the kuromitsu. Texturally they're a bit different, but they're quite similar in flavor and are both chilled. A great way to close out a summer dinner (with hoji cha to finish).
Kuzu-kiri is temporarily available in NYC right now at Kajitsu: