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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.

Hiyayakko ingredients - soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, silken tofu, ginger, scallion, sesame seeds | Hurry The Food Up

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!

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Japanese Silken Tofu – Hiyayakko
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This melt-in-your-mouth Japanese silken tofu recipe is a quick and refreshing snack or side dish that’s full of flavour.
Cuisine:Japanese
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:4
Calories:72kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 12 oz silken tofu (1 pack of Morinaga silken tofu, 336 g)
  • 1 tsp ginger, fresh (grated)
  • 1 big scallion or 2 medium (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • 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

NOTES

Want some more tofu? Try these recipes:
Beautiful and вelicious Smoked Tofu & Hummus Buddha Bowl
High Protein Silken Tofu Omelette with Eggs
Ready in 30 mins and damn tasty Vegan Tofu Bolognese
A tastebud fiesta Black Bean Burrito Bowl
High in protein, low-carb Asian Tofu Salad

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Japanese Silken Tofu – Hiyayakko
Amount per Serving
Calories
72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
815
mg
35
%
Potassium
 
197
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
30
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
37
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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