‘Mentsuyu’, the noodle dipping sauce, is a very versatile seasoning sauce. It contains Soy Sauce, Mirin and Umami from Dashi Ingredients. I use ‘Katsuobushi’ (Dried Bonito Flakes), but you can use other Dried Fish, Kombu (Kelp), Dried Shiitake or Instant Dashi Powder. It is very handy to keep a bottle of ‘Mentsuyu’ in fridge. I cooked this stir fry for my daughter’s lunch on the other day and she loved it.


2 to 3 Servings


300g Firm Tofu
1 small piece Ginger *sliced into fine strips
1/4 Wombok (Chinese Cabbage)
100g Enoki
2 Spring Onions *sliced diagonally
1 to 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 to 3 tablespoons Mentsuyu

  1. Cut Tofu into 2 to 3cm cubes, Wombok into 2cm pieces. Trim Enoki and tear into smaller pieces.
  2. Heat Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and cook Tofu until crispy and golden. Add Ginger and Wombok and cook for 2 minutes or until Wombok starts to soften.
  3. Add Enoki and Mentsuyu and cook until Enoki is cooked. Scatter Spring Onion. *Note: Some Dried Shrimps are also scattered in the above image.