:) More about tofu in this article: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/shopping-cooking-guide-different-tofu-types.html. Slice the green onions as thinly as possible. It seems so simple I wasn’t expecting it to be anything special, but it’s so cool and refreshing and delicious! Like, you don’t have to put a plate on top for the water to come out?

. Hiyayakko is a Japanese chilled tofu appetizer and it’s usually served during the summertime. Drizzle soy sauce or other sauce of your choice right before you enjoy. Will continue to chk out ur wonderful blog! Your email address will not be published. Garnish with bonito flakes and green onion. Reminds me so much of the flavors of agedashi tofu but with half the work. . I’m now watching this after I watched the trailer…, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBOK9x0d73U. Have fun exploring the 700+ classic & modern Japanese recipes I share with step-by-step photos and How-To YouTube videos. Unless it’s big, you don’t have to chop it up. You suggest to be creative in using the toppings and that can goes limitless as you have shown. Very Nice. ®/™©2020 Yummly.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/shopping-cooking-guide-different-tofu-types.html, https://www.justonecookbook.com/dashi-powder/, https://www.justonecookbook.com/dried-bonito-flakes-katsuobushi/. If you see any water being released from the tofu, gently tilt the serving plate and discard the water. The photos and recipe were updated in November 2013. Unless you prefer that texture, usually cold tofu is quickly drained and served right away. Haha I like the way you described this dish – distant cousin. If you use very good tofu, then I will keep it minimal – bonito flakes, green onions, ginger, and soy sauce to bring tofu flavor… Hope this helps. I will try it with some shiso from my garden and other different toppings soon! Be gentle when handling since silken tofu … Your email address will not be published. The beauty of this dish is found in its simplicity that echoes the culture and cuisine of Japan. I guess u can use ham or bacon n bake or fry for the same crispy crunch. Thank you for your kind feedback. Toppings options r a) crispy pork floss…this is stronger in taste n crispier than bonito flakes n very Sporean, b) chilled century eggs which are cubed, with a dash of spring onions, c) short thin strips of luncheon meat, bakedor fried till crispy…. You have plenty of shiso leaves from your garden so this dish is wonderful. I’m not sure why I never tried this sooner. I love your recipes, is Dashi power, the same as Bonito Flakes? I used the exact toppings suggested in the recipe and it was just perfect. Thank you. I have to check it out! And stay in touch with me on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates. Yes, the quality of tofu is very important when it comes to a simple dish like this. Hi Lion! I'm Nami, a Japanese home cook based in San Francisco. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Known as Hiyakko Tofu. Does this dish taste the best with SOFT tofu, or does any firmness work?

Tofu has been eating as it is (no cooking) for years, especially for chilled tofu.

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I think it fits the character so well. . Like a cool popsicle. This and cold ochazuke have become my secret quick summer meal weapons this year. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. hello! You’ll love how smooth and silky it tastes. No, they are two different things. Incredibly cooling and quick to make, this salad feels like a smooth, creamy popsicle on the palate. Hi Michelle! Hi Flora! It’s like agedashi tofu’s distant cousin. I personally enjoy the cold tofu texture on my tongue, so I like simple toppings and seasonings. Sprinkle with the asian sesame oil and Sichuan pepper and salt, serve immediately. Thanks, Hi Lee, Hiyayakko (cold tofu) is usually served in summer time and the main purpose of serving this appetizer is to refresh you and get some appetite before main course. All tofu is ready to eat out of the package. Thanks for more topping ideas!! The smooth silky and creamy texture of the tofu helps to cool the body and makes a delightful respite on a sweltering day. You do not need to press the tofu in this recipe as you don't want to retain some moisture in the tofu. ), Easy Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Walnuts (as a vegan main dish), Vegan Doenjang Jjigae (dump & go recipe!). It’s à story about three sisters who live in Kamakura, and a younger half sister who comes fr.o.m. Hiyayakko is very versatile and you can be creative with the toppings and seasonings. Top with spring onion and remaining ginger. Update: This post was originally published on August 17, 2019. . It’s the kind of food that makes me wish I grew up in Japan eating healthier, simpler foods than I did in my childhood. Thanks so much for letting me know. Hiyayakko (冷奴) is Japanese chilled tofu that is served as an appetizer or side dish. Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here. Right before you eat, you would drizzle a little bit of soy sauce, Ponzu, or Mentsuyu (noodle soup base) over the tofu. Yamagata to live with them.

In Japan we have different types of wakame (non-dried, large wakame, etc etc) but usually outside of Japan, we only get dried ones. Hi Leila! But that’s just the way it is… so we usually prepare right before serving. It’s great dish for summertime (and winter is hot tofu / yudofu). Design by, (you can also use Ponzu or Mentsuyu (noodle soup base) as well, but they are not vegan/vegetarian). In the movie, the sisters introduce their younger sister into eating raw chirimen jako on donburi or as a sandwich(?