Yukke-Style Tofu Rice Bowl with Shiso

Yukke-Style Tofu Rice Bowl with Shiso

This is a mysterious rice bowl that'll go down like magic even when you don't have an appetite! The spicy-sweet sauce is delicious.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
1 and 1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Silken tofu
1/2 block
White toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
Green shiso leaves
8 leaves
Shredded nori seaweed
to taste
to taste


1. Put the soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin and sugar into a heatproof container, microwave for 1 to 1 and a half minutes and mix well.
2. Add the gochujang and sesame to the mixture from Step 1 and mix in well.
3. Scoop out the tofu with a spoon into bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl.
4. Add the sauce from Step 2 and the toasted sesame seeds, and mix gently so as not to crush the tofu.
5. Put some rice into a bowl, and add the tofu from Step 4 on top, sauce and all.
6. Top with some shredded shiso leaves.
7. Add some shredded nori seaweed on top and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

The sauce that was served on a raw tuna bowl at a local restaurant in Tsuruhashi called Maguro Shokudo was so delicious, I thought it would work well with tofu too.