Tofu Hiyayakko Recipe -
Tofu Hiyayakko Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Tofu Hiyayakko

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"This is one of the really traditional easy dishes in Japan. My dad likes it so much. We often eat this dish with the rice, miso soup, grilled fish and Japanese pickles in the morning."

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    10 mins

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  1. Mix the soy sauce, sugar, dashi granules, and water together in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Place the tofu on a small plate and top with ginger, green onion, and bonito shavings. Drizzle the soy mixture on top, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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  • Cook's Note
  • If you make this soy-dashi dressing (Tsuyu) a lot, it can be refrigerated about a week. You can use it for anything like boiled spinach, salad, steamed fish, boiled chicken, and so on.

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Jun 28, 2011

I ate this same dish (minus the sesame seeds) growing up...still LOVE IT- very simple but tasty. Holly T- you can order dashi granules online from Amazon if you can't find them in your ethnic store (never seen it in regular supermarkets).

Apr 11, 2012

Perfect. I've been craving this and it's so simple and perfect. Nom. Dashi granules are often sold as "hondashi" or Bonito Soup Stock Bouillon. It doesn't say "granules" on the package. I found it in the spice section of 99 Ranch in a box.

Jun 17, 2011

I was an exchange student in Japan and my Host Mom would serve this for breakfast with rice and miso soup, YUM!! I want to make it but I am not sure where to buy "dashi granules" and "bonito shavings"??? Would they be in the ethnic food aisle or would I have to find a Japanese market?

Aug 25, 2011

A delicious, refreshing, & light dish. I served it as a side dish at a sushi making party with some friends. Bonito shavings can be hard to find, but I found a bottle of bonito flakes+black sesame seeds+seaweed flakes all in one at a local Japanese market. The black sesame flakes really pop against the tofu. Very yummy, will make again.

Jun 03, 2015

great exactly the way it is! though i add bean sprouts, sriracha, sesame oil, chili oil, and shichimi togarashi for my taste.

May 20, 2015

Healthy, easy and tasty recipe. I love it. I used to use soy sauce only for tofu hiyayakko but now I love using this recipe. What makes it even better is using naturally brewed soy sauce. Tofu, this recipe and naturally brewed soy sauce make a perfect dish!

May 13, 2015

Spoted bonito flakes @ Wholefoods for about $10. Didn't buy it because don't know what else to do with it so I used roasted seaweed I had on hand. Yummy!

Jul 05, 2014

My Korean husband loves this and it's so easy. As simple as it is, this dish is incredibly delicious! Thanks for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 911 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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