Dice the tofu, chop the leek roughly, and julienne the ginger.
Put the sesame oil and ginger in a sauce pan and fry until fragrant. Add the ground chicken, sugar and bonito flakes and fry. Once the color of the ground chicken has changed, add the leek and continue frying.
Add the dashi stock and bring to a simmer. Skim off the scum. Add the ingredients marked with ☆ and season with salt and pepper. Add the tofu and katakuriko dissolved in water, and once it has reached a boil, the soup is done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this recipe because I received delicious firm tofu.
If you don't have enough ground chicken, adding a beaten egg is also delicious (the picture shows 100 g of ground chicken). For the tofu, you could use firm or silken tofu. Use whichever you prefer.