Sweet and Spicy Simmered Grilled Tofu and Ground Pork

Sweet and Spicy Simmered Grilled Tofu and Ground Pork

The sweet and spicy sauce imbues the grilled tofu.
Eat it up while it's piping hot! You can cook it in no time at all.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Grilled tofu
1 block (300 g)
Ground pork
100 g
1/2 of a large onion
Ginger (grated)
1 heaping teaspoon
* Water
300 ml
* Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
* Mirin
1 tablespoon
* Sake
1 tablespoon
* Sugar (light brown)
2 teaspoons
* Instant bonito dashi stock (granules)
2 teaspoons
Katakuriko dissolved in water
2 teaspoons of katakuriko and 1 tablespoon of water


1. Cut the tofu into 8 pieces.
2. Slice the onion thinly and lengthwise along the grain.
3. Stir fry the ground pork in a non-stick frying pan without any oil. When the color of the meat has changed add the onion and stir fry until the onion is softened.
4. Add the tofu and the ingredients marked with * - 300 ml of water, the soy sauce, mirin, sake, light brown sugar and dashi stock granules - to the pan in Step 3. Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat.
5. Add the grated ginger, and finally add the katakuriko dissolved in water to thicken the sauce.
6. Sprinkle some chopped green onions on top to taste. It's done! It's good with some ichimi togarashi red chili pepper powder sprinkled on too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love the tofu in sukiyaki. So I thought up a recipe for a sweet and spicy tofu that I could make with ingredients I usually have on hand.