Japanese Silken Tofu – Hiyayakko (Vegan, 10 mins)
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If you have a block of silken tofu in the fridge, you’re ready to make hiyayakko – an outstanding Japanese silken tofu recipe.
“Hiya” means “cold” in Japanese. No wonder, it’s a popular summer food with chilled tofu being so fresh and cooling.
This silken tofu recipe is so simple it requires only cutting and mixing the ingredients. It’ll take only up to 10 minutes of your time – no fuss, no muss.
What to expect from a silken tofu recipe
Meet the star of our healthy, versatile and even sensual snack idea – silken tofu. You’ll fall in love with its velvety texture and have a lot of fun experimenting with flavours.
Our plan is to take the often-said-to-be-a-tasteless-food tofu and show you how amazing it can actually taste!
You should probably expect by now that we have something to say about the wholesomeness of the chilled tofu recipe. It’s vegan, low-calorie (72 calories per serving) and moderately high protein (6g per serving)!
If you add 1 cup of cooked sushi rice and divide the silken tofu recipe for 2 servings, you’ll get a 450 calorie, 12g protein and 5g fat lunch or dinner.
What’s more, tofu itself is an amazing nutritious product with many health benefits. It’s a source of complete protein and one of the greatest vegetarian high protein foods for weight loss (you can find out more in this article).
Check out this compilation of 62 vegan tofu recipes if you’re interested in many other tofu recipe options.
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Call tofu tasteless no more!
Now that you know why this hiyayakko tofu is so cool, we want to make it sound even better.
You can turn on your creativity in the kitchen and make your own fun variations of the chilled tofu recipe. That’s what we did! Just check these out:
Hope all these vegan silken tofu recipes find a way to impress you and stay in your meal plan!
- In a small bowl add the soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, and water.¼ cup soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp water
- Cut the silken tofu pack into 4 rectangles. Make superficial incisions on the surface of the tofu pieces (this will allow the tofu to absorb the sauce).12 oz silken tofu
- Serve the chilled tofu on small individual plates. Drizzle the sauce over and top with grated ginger, sliced scallion and sesame seeds.1 tsp ginger, fresh, 1 big scallion or 2 medium, 1 tsp sesame seeds