Quick and Easy Tofu and Egg Simmered in Dashi Soy Sauce

Quick and Easy Tofu and Egg Simmered in Dashi Soy Sauce

When I was a poor college student, I ate soup like this everyday. It's fast, cheap, and oh so yummy.


Tofu (firm or silken)
1 block
1 to 2
★Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
★Usukuchi soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Japanese leek, mitsuba, nori, etc (for garnish)
as desired


1. Lightly drain the tofu. Cut to your desired thickness and put into a microwave-safe heatproof bowl.
2. Mix 160 ml of water with the ★ seasoning ingredients. Top the tofu with the mixture.
3. Crack open an egg on top of the tofu. Use a fork or skewer to break open the yolk so you don't have to worry about it bursting.
4. Wrap with plastic wrap or cover with a microwave-safe lid and cook in the microwave at 500 W for 5 minutes. Adjust the cooking time until the egg is as hard as you like.
5. If you're not worried about the scum, you can eat it as it is. If you don't like it, scrape it off with a spoon.
6. Finally, garnish with mitsuba or leek for a nice presentation. If you top with some seasoned nori, it's even more delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was poor, I had this a lot. It's easy to make.
If you want to make something nice in not a lot of time, I recommend this.