Trails to Oishii Tokyo

This time, tofu. These popular white blocks, sometimes called the "meat of the fields," are high in protein and low in calories, making them a popular diet food. We visit a tofu maker in Tokyo, where tofu competition is fierce, to see how he carefully selects his soybeans, and even take a ride in his tofu-selling truck! We also discover unique tofu dishes, including some from a famed French chef who uses tofu in brand new ways. Join us and learn what makes tofu so great.

Upcoming Airdates

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

This time, we focus on Kuruma-ebi, considered the king of shrimp when it comes to Japanese cuisine. With its elegant appearance and full-bodied umami flavor, it's frequently featured as a good luck charm at celebratory feasts. We visit Amakusa, an island with spots recently given World Heritage status, and meet the producers dedicated to bringing the freshest, best-tasting Kuruma-ebi to consumers.

  • 2019-07-19T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

The most appealing thing about Japanese corn is its fruit-like sweetness. Hokkaido Prefecture's large corn fields are home to many varieties, including one that's soft enough to eat raw, another with kernels as white as snow, and a flint corn with large, rich kernels. In addition, we showcase a popular cornbread which people line up for hours to get their hands on, unique French dishes that feature corn's sweetness and texture, and much more.

  • 2019-07-20T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-21T03:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-22T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-24T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-26T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

The Karei is a type of flatfish beloved in Japan. Karei is great as sashimi, of course, but also simmered, grilled, deep-fried, and more. In short, it can be enjoyed in a variety of ways through the year. This time, we travel to Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's main islands, to discover a highly-valued type of karei called Shiroshita-karei. There, we talk to fishermen and chefs to discover what is behind the great flavor of this fish.

  • 2019-07-27T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-28T03:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-29T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-31T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-02T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

  • 2019-08-03T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-08-04T03:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-05T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-07T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-09T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

  • 2019-08-10T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-08-11T03:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-12T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-14T22:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-08-16T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

  • 2019-08-17T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-08-18T03:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK