Restaurant-Style Persimmon Shira-ae

Restaurant-Style Persimmon Shira-ae

Persimmon shira-ae is delicious. Add fragrant roasted walnuts... This has a slightly sweetened and refined flavor.


Firm tofu (before draining)
400 g
40 g
Chrysanthemum greens (or spinach or green beans)
1 bunch
15 g
1.5 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
☆Ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons


1. Drain the tofu well. Shave the carrot into slivers and blanch. Boil the spinach and cut into 3 cm.
2. Roast the walnuts in a preheated oven set to 340F/170℃ for 20 minutes and roughly chop.
3. Peel the persimmon and dice (you could use the persimmon as a container; in that case don't peel and hollow out with a spoon).
4. In a bowl, combine the carrots, chrysanthemum greens, tofu, and mash with your hands. Flavor with ☆ ingredients. I used green beans in the photo.
5. In the end, add the persimmons and roasted walnuts and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love persimmon shira-ae served at upscale Japanese restaurants, and I tried recreating the taste at home with crunchy walnuts.