Hiyayakko (cold silken tofu with ginger & scallions)
This is a very popular and classic Japanese side dish that is very simple to make as there is no cooking involved. It's one I personally often crave because it's so light, healthy and clean in flavors. The key is finding good silken tofu; Do not make this recipe if you cannot find any.
(serves 2-3 people)
- 1 package (12 oz) silken tofu
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- 1 small thumb size ginger, peeled and grated
- bonito flakes (katsuobushi)
- light soy sauce
Take tofu out of the package and drain.
Cut the tofu in 1/2 or 1/3 (depending on the serving size you wish to have). Plate the tofu and add some scallions, a little freshly grated ginger and sprinkle some bonito flakes.
Pour a little soy (too much will over power the delicate flavor of the tofu) and serve.