tofu

  • Tofu

    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 …

  • Egg Harusame & Rice Noodles Other Soup Tofu

    Harusame, Tofu & Egg Soup

    ‘Harusame’ are the noodles made from Potato starch or Mung Bean starch. I love its delicate texture. For this soup, please use soft Tofu such as ‘Silken’ or ‘Momen’. Season the soup lightly as the flavour should be gentle and subtle. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups (1000ml) Chicken Stock OR Stock of your choice2 …

  • Pork Tofu

    White Mabo Dofu Japanese Style

    My ‘Mabo Dofu Japanese Style’ is quite different from the authentic Chinese ‘Mapo Tofu’, but that’s what I have been eating and it is very easy to prepare. This ‘White’ version is also very easy and it is NOT spicy at all. It is absolutely suitable for very young children. If you want to make …

  • Chicken Egg Tofu

    Hot Tofu With Chicken & Egg Sauce

    Please use medium soft Tofu such as ‘Momen’ for this dish. Firm Tofu is not suitable. This dish is gentle to your stomach, easy to digest, nutritious, warming and comforting, and delicious. It can be a good meal for sick persons, or I would enjoy it with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Chicken Mince in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    I used to make this dish using Tofu as filling, but I like Chicken Mince version better. I wanted to add Hijiki (a sea vegetable) as well, but I haven’t found it for many years where I live. If you have it, add 1 tablespoon of it. Makes 6 pieces Ingredients 3 Abura-age (Thin Fried …

  • Tofu

    Hot Tofu (Yudōfu)

    This is a dish of Tofu that is simply heated in Water, often with a piece of Kombu. The heated Tofu can be enjoyed with your favourite sauce and condiments. The most popular sauce is a mix of Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes), Spring Onion and Soy Sauce. Without a doubt, this is one of the most …

  • Clear Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Tofu

    Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu

    Miso and Mozzarella are a good match. Have you tried my ‘Bocconcini & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Miso Sauce’? It is absolutely delicious. This is another collaboration of Miso and Mozzarella. If you doubt, you have to try it. You can replace Tofu with Eggplant. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 450 to 500g Firm Tofu *I …

  • Tofu

    Mochi in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    There is a hot pot dish called ‘Oden’ in Japan. The popular ingredients of ‘Oden’ include Fishcakes, Daikon, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Boild Eggs, but my favourite is Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu) bags that have Mochi inside. These Abura-age bags can be cooked in any flavoured soup of your choice, but I included a soup that …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Fried Tofu

    Daikon (White Radish) was on special at a local green grocer. I couldn’t resist to purchase some. This dish is one of the dishes I often cook. Today I cooked Daikon with Fried Tofu. Many Australians don’t cook radishes and they don’t know that radishes are delicious when softly simmered, stewed or even stir-fried. Makes …

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