tofu

  • Tofu

    Crispy Abura-agé with Miso & Spring Onion

    I still remember who taught me how to cook this yummy ‘Otsumami’, that means something you eat with alcoholic drinks. I was a uni student at the time. We (all girls) were having a casual party and one of my friends brought a plate of this ‘Crispy Abura-agé‘. This is the dish that brings back …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Spicy Tofu, Tomato & Kimchi Salad

    In Japan, there is a tofu dish that is called ‘Hiyayakko’. It is basically chilled fresh tofu with various toppings of your choice. Popular toppings are grated ginger, ‘Katsuobushi’, shiso (perilla), finely chopped spring onion and soy sauce. This very healthy summer dish is a type of ‘Hiyayakko’. It is a good idea to serve …

  • Pork Tofu

    Pork, Tofu & Kimchi Sir-fry

    This easy-to-cook and yummy dish has been one of my favourites since I first discovered Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine. We Japanese love Kimchi and it is actually more popular than traditional Japanese ‘Tsukemono’, salted and fermented vegetables. Kimchi is very garlicky and spicy but I even add extra Gralic and Chilli. This dish …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    ‘Shira-ae’ Rocket (Spinach) with Tofu Sauce

    ‘Shira-ae’ is a type of ‘ae-mono’, Japanese style salad, which is mixed with mashed tofu. The most common ‘Shira-ae’ is probably Spinach ‘Shira-ae’, but a variety of vegetables, mushrooms and konnyaku (konjac) are used for this dish. I used Rockets because I have a lot of them in my veggie garden. Please use Spinach if …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu

    Teriyaki Tofu Don

    They look like fried chicken, but they are Tofu. This is a yummy ‘donburi’ dish for vegetarians. If you omit the egg on top, this can be a yummy vegan dish as well. I used ALDI’s Organic Tofu, but any firm type tofu can be used. Coating the tofu pieces with potato starch flour is …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Spring Onion & Tofu Salad

    This is an extremely simple yet absolutely delicious tofu salad. If you like tofu, please try this dish. Healthy, nutritious, cheap, yummy, and what else do you want? The spring onion mixture can be mixed with tofu of medium firmness or it can be enjoyed as a topping with very soft silky tofu. Makes 4 …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Avocado & Tofu Wasabi-ae

    I love Avocado. I love Tofu. I love Wasabi & Soy Sauce. How about combine all of them. It’s a simply heavenly dish and one of the easiest dishes to make. No cooking required. If you don’t like Wasabi, use only Soy Sauce. It’s still so good. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Avocado 1/2 to 1 …

  • Beans & Peas Prawn & Shrimp Tofu

    Braised Tofu with Prawns & Edamame

    Many Japanese words have been imported to English but often pronounced differently. ‘Edamame’ (the young soy beans) is one of them. It’s ‘e-dʌ-ma-me’ and NOT ‘e-dʌ-ma-miː’. When a word ends with ‘e’, English speaking people pronounce wrong. ‘Shiitake’ and ‘Sake’ are other examples. Please remember ‘e’ in Japanese words is always pronounced like ‘e’ in …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Braised Tofu with Chicken & Shimeji

    If you like ‘Mabo Tofu’, you would like this. My quick-braise method doesn’t stir-fry Tofu so you can use soft and delicate type of Tofu for this dish. I use whatever mushrooms that I have in hand. Shimeji, Shiitake, Enoki, Oyster Mushrooms are all very nice for this recipe. Serve hot with freshly cooked rice. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork Tofu

    Mabo Dofu Don

    ‘Mabo Dofu Don’ is a dish of freshly cooked rice covered with Japanese Style Mabo Dofu. It’s one of my son’s favourites. I have tried some different types of Tofu for this dish, but our favourite remains Momen Tofu, which is medium to soft type, but naturally you can use your favourite type. Makes 4 …

  • Pork Tofu

    Mabo Dofu Japanese Style

    ‘Mabo Dofu’ has been adapted to Japanese tastes and it is quite popular. As you know it is originally a Chinese dish but this one could be very different from the authentic ‘Mapo Doufu’. It’s my family’s Japanese style recipe. Many people buy ready-made sauce, but you can cook this dish quite easily. Makes 4 …

  • Beans & Peas Spaghetti & Pasta

    Edamame & Avocado Spaghetti

    Just like using pesto on pasta as a sauce, I used my Edamame & Avocado Dip to mix with spaghetti. Wow! It was absolutely delicious. This will be my family’s favourite. The flavour is quite simple. So you may wish to add more sourness or spiciness to it. I actually drizzled some soy sauce over …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame & Avocado Dip

    ‘Edamame’ are young soy beans. Soybeans in the pod are usually blanched in salted water. ‘Edamame” are becoming easily available from most super markets and Asian grocers. Crunchy and tasty, and above all nutrition packed ‘Edamame’ can be eaten directly from pods but they are great for cooking as well. Ingredients ‘Edamame’ Beans removed from …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets Tofu

    Super Easy Tofu Chocolate Truffles

    ‘Chocolate Ganache’ is usually made by mixing melted dark chocolate with cream. This recipe replaces ‘cream’ with ‘silken tofu’ and that lowers the calories and adds tofu’s nutrients. You will never taste tofu. The ratio of ‘Dark Chocolate’ to ‘Silken Tofu’ is about 2:1 for truffles. More Tofu to add, softer the ganache would be. …

  • Other Soup

    Bean Sprouts & Kimchi Soup

    As the authentic Kimchi is available form a Korean grocery store in the area where I live, I am using Kimchi for a variety of dishes. This spicy soup is a great dish to warm up on a cold day. Adding rice noodles or Harusame noodles, it can be enjoyed as a noodle soup. This …

  • Tofu

    Tofu & Avocado Salad

    Nothing can be easier than this. Soft Tofu and Avocado with Soy Sauce and that’s it. But if you try it, you will love it. We all know Tofu and Avocado are very nutritious and healthy food. It is easy to add such a simple yet good-for-health dish to your meal. If you like Wasabi, …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Chicken & Tofu Nuggets

    Do you know what is in the commercially-prepared Chicken Nuggets? I really don’t know it. Why don’t you make Chicken Nuggets by yourself? Try my recipe. It is absolutely easy and your children would love them! This is the basic nugget recipe. By adding some spices or extra ingredients, you can make a variety of …

  • Tofu

    Grilled Tofu with Walnuts Miso Sauce

    My family love Tofu and all soy bean curd products, but I never knew Chinese style firm tofu until I first tried it in Australia. I love it especially ‘Organic Firm Tofu’. Japanese Tofu are all wonderful for soups and salads, but sometimes they are too delicate especially when I cook them with other ingredients. …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Tofu

    Prawn & Edamame Tofu Balls

    There is a vegetarian food called ‘Ganmodoki’ which means ‘mock wild-goose meat’. It’s a fried tofu fritter made with vegetables and sesame seeds. This ‘Tofu Balls’ is not vegetarian food as I used prawns and egg but very similarr to ‘Ganmodoki’. Firm Tofu is recommended as it is quite dry. If you use Momen tofu …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu Stir-fry

    ‘Mentsuyu’ the noodle dipping sauce is a very versatile seasoning. It contains soy sauce, mirin and umami from dash ingredients. I use ‘Katsuobushi’ dried bonito flakes, but you can use other dried fish, konbu (kelp), dried shiitake or instant dashi powder. It is very handy to keep a bottle of ‘Mentsuyu’ in fridge. I cooked …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu & Tomato Stirfry

    This is a recipe for not-so-great tomatoes. Of course it would be delicious using sweet ripe tomatoes. But we sometimes buy fairly good looking tomatoes on special and later find out they are not really great, don’t we? Then try this recipe! Makes Enough for 4 Ingredients Tomatoes 4 Tofu 1 *medium to firm type …

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