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  • Egg Pork Tofu Vegetables

    Pork & Vegetables Champroo (Chanpurū)

    ‘Champroo’ (Chanpurū) is an Okinawan stir fry dish. The Okinawan word ‘Champroo’ means ‘a mixture of various items’, and you can stir-fry any Vegetables you have. But, Champroo’s essential ingredients are Okinawan Tofu and Eggs. Well… we can’t get Okinawan Tofu outside Japan, so I use Firm Tofu. Bitter Melon is a popular Vegetable for …

  • Mushrooms Takikomigohan

    Abura-age & Asian Mushrooms Takikomigohan

    My family’s favourite ‘Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan’ can be even tastier and more nutritious with Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu). If you are Vegan, use plant-based stock such as Shiitake Dashi OR Kombu (Kelp) Dashi. This rice and a refreshing salad would make me a perfect meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) Short Grain …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Fried Tofu Cakes

    There is a Japanese vegetarian dish called ‘Ganmodoki’, that is fried mashed Tofu mixed with Vegetables, such as Carrots, Lotus Root, Gobō (Burdock Root) and ‘Ginnan’ (Gingko Nuts). Grated ‘Yamaimo’ (Japanese Mountain Yam) is often added. Most of those ingredients are impossible to find where I live. I have tried to make ‘Ganmodoki’ using what …

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    Scrumptious Tofu & Vegetable Miso in Lettuce Cups

    This dish is very popular in Japan and the miso mixture is usually made with Pork Mince. I made this Vegetarian (Vegan) version for my Vegan friends. By adding a variety of ingredients, you can create a great flavour. If you ran out of Lettuce, you can enjoy it with freshly cooked rice, too. Makes …

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    Pan-fried Tofu with Yakiniku Sauce

    On the other day, my family enjoyed ‘Yakiniku’, Japanese style tabletop BBQ, and I had some leftover Yakiniku Sauce. As I wanted to use it up, I seasoned pan-fried Tofu with it. Because the result was so good, I tried to cook it again to write this recipe. Why haven’t I thought about this idea …

  • Egg Mushrooms Other Soup Tofu

    Enoki, Tofu & Egg Soup

    This comforting soup has slightly sweet flavour that come from Enoki Mushrooms and Oyster Sauce. It is delicious as it is, but you can pour it over freshly cooked rice or noodles. You can use Soy Sauce instead of Oyster Sauce if you prefer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1000ml Chicken Stock OR Stock of your …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu

    Kōya Dōfu Soboro

    Tofu is an excellent plant-based protein. Kōya Dōfu (Freeze-dried Tofu) has meat-like texture and it is a good meat substitute. Today I cooked finely chopped Kōya Dōfu in the same way as ‘Chicken Soboro’. However, you can’t cook in exactly same way because Kōya Dōfu is very dry. You need to add Dashi Stock. Makes …

  • Mushrooms Tofu

    Tofu & Shiitake with Oyster Sauce

    Medium Soft Tofu such as ‘Momen’ is best suitable for this dish. Today I used Woolworths’ Macro Classic Tofu 500g. Thinly sliced Pork and Asian greens such as Bok Choy can be added. Enjoy this comforting soupy dish with freshly cooked Rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Tofu *medium soft type such as ‘Momen’100g Shiitake …

  • Soba Tofu

    Soba Inari

    Probably you are familiar with a Sushi called ‘Inari-zushi’, which is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu). This is the Soba Noodle version of it and it is quite popular in Japan. Soba Noodles are seasoned with ‘Mentsuyu’ (Noodle Dipping Sauce). It is very easy to prepare. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 …

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    Simmered Kōya Dōfu

    ‘Kōya Dōfu’ is freeze-dried Tofu, originated in the mid 16th century in Japan. It is still a very popular food. It looks like a hard dried sponge and you can find at Japanese grocery stores. Similar products can be found at Asian Grocery stores. You need to soak it in warm water before use. This …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Fried Tofu Salad

    Tofu is becoming more popular as a plant-based protein. I use it quite often for many dishes. When Tofu is fried, outer parts become crunchy, and add extra texture and flavour. Fried Tofu is great for salads. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Firm TofuSaltOil for cooking3 to 4 cupfuls Vegetables of your choice*Note: Today I …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Mizutaki

    ‘Mizutaki’ is one of the most popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes in Japan. ‘Mizutaki’ means ‘cooked in water’. Chicken and a variety of Vegetables are cooked in water, sometimes with a piece of Kombu (Kelp). However, they are most commonly cooked in Chicken Stock these days. When Chicken and Vegetables are cooked, you may take …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)

    I am not vegetarian and I cook meat almost everyday as my husband loves meat. But I often prefer plant-based food. Today I cooked this ‘Simmered Daikon & Abura-age’ for myself. I ate it with freshly cooked rice, ‘Sunomono’ (vinegared vegetables) and miso soup. This kind of Japanese style meal is becoming more comforting for …

  • Sea Vegetables Tofu

    Simmered ‘Arame’ & Fried Tofu

    ‘Arame’ is a sea vegetable of Kombu (Kelp) family and its texture is softer than Kombu’s. My mother used to cook ‘Arame’ very frequently. It is more popular than Hijiki or Kombu where I grew up. I happened to come across a bag of Dried ‘Arame’ at a local Asian grocery store yesterday. I purchased …

  • Sushi

    Soboro Mixed Inari-zushi

    In Japan, when we make Inari-zushi, that is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu), we often mix some extra ingredients with Sushi Rice. Common ingredients are hard to find where I live, so I mixed ‘Soboro’ made with Chicken Mince or Pork Mince. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 cups (180ml cup) Japanese …

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