Japanese tofu variations

Posted on: March 9th, 2009 by admin 2 Comments

At eatpress we have some good friends in different parts of the world. Today we have our resident special guest in Japan, the beautiful Shizuko. Shiz has sent through a great post with some easy, healthy and mouthwatering Japanese tofu recipes, try some soon!

I think we can get good Tofu everywhere in the world. If you can, go to China town or good vegetarian shop and get a fresh ones.
it is quite simple and quick. Just cut about 5cm cubes and put some things on top.
Oh! Please get a silky Tofu.
Having a quick wash (soak into the water) before cut Tofu, or cut first and put it in the boiled water about 1 minute. Put them on the clean cloth or fine net and drain the extra water.
Anything can be on top, the point is something for texture + salty + strong flavor, these combinations and a little oil also works.
this is traditional one-
  • a pinch of ginger, gratedtofu
  • Bonito flake (if you can get)
  • a little drop of soy sauce
another one-
  • sesame oil
  • spring onion, finely chopped
  • salt for seasoning
how about this…
  • 1/2 tsp of anchovy
  • tiny mount of garlic, grated for flavor
  • olive, finely choped
  • salt and pepper
tomato, salt, balsamic vinegar and olive oil….is also nice,
whatever!
try to make up your own when you have time…
cheers, S
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2 Responses

  1. boffie says:

    Yummmmm! I wish I was in Japan eating this with Shizzy. X

  2. Melida Hoots says:

    I spent a whole year as an exchange student in Kyoto Japan, and I have to say I probably wouldnt have gotten by if it werent for a cheap dinner of udon a few times a week! There is even one shop where you can eat for free if you do 30 minutes of washing after, but I cant say I was ever that poor! Anyway, I found a load more tasty looking ideas at this udon recipe site.

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