I recently spent time in Japan and one of my very favorite meals (unexpectedly) was at a tofu restaurant in Kyoto - the tofu was incredibly fresh with a beautiful soft/silken texture and subtle taste. They served it by bringing to our table a large earthenware pot full of water (with a flame underneath to keep it simmering) and then adding large chunks of fresh tofu. The tofu was then eaten with various japanese pickles, tempura and other dishes served on the side. So simple and so amazing.
Is anyone aware of a place in NYC where I can relive my Kyoto tofu experience? Or, alternatively, do you have a recommendation for a food store that makes and sells their own fresh tofu?