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Sesame Miso Sauce For Yudofu (Tofu Hotpot)

Sesame Miso Sauce For Yudofu (Tofu Hotpot)

I really want to keep this sesame miso sauce a secret.
It can be used in all kinds of ways besides for hot pots.

Ingredients: About 2 servings

Miso (white)
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon
* Ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
* Grated garlic
About 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons
*Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
* Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Ra-yu
To taste
Green onion
To taste

Steps

1. Pu the miso and sugar in a bowl, and mix together thoroughly.
2. Add the * ingredients to the bowl in the listed order, mixing between each addition. And it's done! You can add the ra-yu spicy chili oil at this stage if you like.
3. I recommend using aburaage when you have yudofu. It really goes well with the miso sauce. The remaining soup is so delicious, you'll want to drink it all up.
4. Put a generous amount of dashi stock granules (I use two kinds, bonito based and konbu seaweed based) in hot water. Bring this to a boil in a pot on a tabletop cooker. Simmer the tofu and other ingredients in the stock. Scoop out pieces to eat when they are heated through. The udon noodles are simmered in the stock at the very end.
5. Put a little bit of the hot dashi stock in a bowl, dissolve some of the miso sauce in it and eat the tofu and other ingredients dipped in the sauce. Add plenty of chopped green onion to the sauce too.
6. Since we have small children, we mix the ra-yu in the sauce to taste individually.
7. I recommend using aburaage when you have yudofu. It really goes well with the miso sauce. The remaining soup is so delicious, you'll want to drink it all up.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loves yudofu (hot tofu) and eat it often even when it's not cold outside, but the usual soy sauce based dipping sauce gets boring, so I thought up this miso sauce.