Ingredients (four servings)
One cake firm silken tofu (e.g. Mori-nu)
8 tsp white sesame seed
4 tsp soya sauce
4 tsp sake
8 tsp mirin (use an expensive one, like Clearspring’s Mikawa Mirin)
2 tsp white sesame seed
A sprinkle of nori flakes, or perilla if you can get it.
Blend the sauce ingredients together and divide between four small bowls.
Cut the tofu as shown below and place one piece of tofu in each bowl.
Toast the other sesame seed in a heavy pan and put approximately ½tsp on top of each piece of tofu. Sprinkle the nori or perilla on top of this. Serve as one element of a Japanese meal.
This dish is made chilled. It could be heated in a microwave before the toppings are added, but I haven’t tried this. Adding brown rice syrup to the sauce would turn it into a dessert.