The Ultimate Tofu Diet Bowl

The Ultimate Tofu Diet Bowl

It only costs 20 yen per serving for this ultra-cheap dish. This is a no-rice don (bowl) with just tofu, for when you're on a diet.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Tofu (from a 400 g block)
2/3 block
500 ml
☆ Chicken soup stock granules, mentsuyu
2 tablespoons each
☆ Grated ginger, ponzu sauce
1 teaspoon each
◎For the katakuriko slurry
◎Water & katakuriko
1 1/2 tablespoons each
Ume vinegar (optional), green onion
a little of each


1. Prepare your beaten eggs and set aside. Prepare the katakuriko slurry as well and keep aside in a separate dish. Combine the ☆ ingredients in a saucepan and heat.
2. When it comes to a boil, put the whole tofu into the pan. Break it up into large chunks by pressing down on it with the back of a ladle.
3. When it comes to a boil again, keep the high on high and add the ◎ katakuriko and water. Keep mixing for about a minute and a half. The sauce will thicken.
4. Lower the heat a bit and swirl in the beaten egg. Stir the pan up a couple of times. ※ If you stir it too much you'll lose the fluffiness of the egg, so just stir it 2-3 times.
5. Taste and add salt if needed. Transfer to a bowl, and sprinkle with some chopped green onion to taste.
6. I like to add about 1/2 teaspoon of ume vinegar just before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

I didn't have any rice at lunchtime, and I wanted to make a satisfying meal for myself just with a block of tofu. This is a diet dish that I love cooking myself. This is amazingly filling!!!
If you have some rice, you can serve a ladleful of this this on top of rice of course. You can also use it in a rice porridge like dish when you have a cold.