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Easy Japanese Cuisine at Home

This time I tried making tofu, and it was surprisingly easy. I only needed two ingredients. Tofu can easily be found in supermarkets abroad, but many of the varieties are a lot denser than Japanese tofu. In Japan, tofu is well-liked for the fragrance and flavor it can add to a dish. Of course it's also a handy way of getting plant-based protein.

Soak the soy beans overnight and then blend until smooth, boil the mixture and then filter out the excess liquid. Add Nigari (a salty solution known as sea bittern), and filter once more. That's all, and it pairs well with soy sauce or wasabi. Definitely try this Japanese recipe at home. I enjoyed mine with a little Japanese Sake.


・Soy Beans          150g
・Nigari (Liquid)      20ml


Easy recipe : Tofu scone

Here the weather has suddenly become a lot colder. My son, living across the world in Melbourne, is now heading into summer. As a vegan I often find myself cooking at home. Today I tried my hand at making scones from tofu. I recommend trying this easy recipe.

✔︎ flour 160g
✔︎ brown sugar 30g
✔︎ baking powder 2 teaspoons
✔︎ tofu 100g
✔︎ oil 30g
✔︎ blueberry

Many countries have a wide selection of vegan ingredients, but here in Japan they are hard to come by. Unfortunately, my work trips and ability to buy ingredients will traveling abroad has decreased due to COVID.