Egg Tofu

Egg Tofu

You can make a cold egg tofu, that is perfect for the summer time, at home! Use the gelatin to make it jiggly.


Dashi stock
300 ml
2 teaspoons dissolved in 40 ml of water
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Usukuchi soy sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Mix the water and gelatin and microwave it for a few seconds to dissolve it. Check it frequently as it boils over easily.
2. Add and mix the gelatin from Step1 into the cooled dashi stock. Add the beaten egg as well and stir it well, trying not to make the egg foamy.
3. Add all the ingredients and mix until the sugar dissolves completely. Pour the mixture into a large heat-proof container, and steam it in a steamer. Cook it for 3 minutes over high heat, reduce heat to low, slide the lid a little and cook 4 more minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the steamer completely and let it sit for 10 minutes.
4. Take it out after 10 minutes and cool it in ice water. Once it is cooled, chill it in the refrigerator.
5. Once it is completely set (takes about 3-4 hours), scoop it out and put it in a serving bowl, sprinkle the green onions or dashi and enjoy.
6. * Add the usukuchi soy sauce or dashi soy sauce in some cold water or dashi stock and use it as a sauce. The ratio should be about 4:1 *

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat an egg tofu, so I came up with this recipe (it can be found at a Japanese grocery store, but I didn't feel like buying it). You could just chill chawan-mushi (egg custard), but it would be a little different, so I thought about adding gelatin to make this tofu. Also, I would not add sugar in chawan-mushi, but this egg tofu has some sugar in it.