Monday, October 1, 2012

Hiyayakko (Chilled Tofu with Soy and Ginger)

Hiyayakko (cold silken tofu with ginger & scallions)

Recipe by Caroline Phelps

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

Cooking Directions

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.

1 comment:

Vicky said...

I only know about Tofu from Japanese anime series I watch, Shokugeki no Soma, and I really want to try it! I'm not a chef in fact, I only cook in cooking Papa's Games and that's it, but this, i'll defo going to try.