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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chilled Fresh Tofu Recipe (Hiya-Yakko)

Japanese cooking just doesn't get any simpler than this. Fresh tofu is a light, healthy dish that is beloved by vegetarians or people trying to stay healthy or lose weight, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. This is perfect on a hot summer day when you need something refreshing that's light and easy on the stomach.

(Serves 4)                   128 Cal. per serving


2 cakes tofu, 10 oz. (285g)


  • 2 rounded Tbsp. finely chopped green onion
  • 1-1/2 inches(4cm) fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 rounded Tbsp. loose bonito flakes(hana-katsuo)
  • 3-4 Tbsp. soy sauce


  1. Prepare condiments in advance.
  2. Cut tofu in half and dunk into boiling water for 5 seconds, then immediately place into a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Drain tofu and place 1 piece each in 4 individual bowls. Top with a small mound of grated ginger, chopped green onion, and pour a little soy sauce over the top and serve.

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