Microwaveable Ankake Egg Custard

Microwaveable Ankake Egg Custard

I had a cold but I couldn't go outside and I wanted to eat tofu. For times like this, I just use what I have in my house to make a gorgeous tofu-like dish!

Ingredients: makes 3 small ramekins

Shark fin soup mix
1 serving
A) Dashi stock
400 ml
A) Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
A) Mirin
1 tablespoon
A) Salt
a small amount


1. Mix all of the [A] ingredients together and then let it chill for a little.
2. Beat the eggs and combine with what you made in Step 1.
3. Strain the liquid now and pour it into a bowl.
4. Cover it with plastic wrap, and then poke vent holes with a toothpick.
5. Set your microwave's power to 150 W and cook for 25 minutes.
6. While it's cooking, prepare the soup base and mix it so that the flavor is a bit strong.
7. Once it's done steaming in the microwave, put it on top of the soup and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

It's difficult when you catch a cold. I had no energy to take my child with me to go shopping, but I really wanted to eat tofu. So for those times, my mother always said that if you don't have the ingredients on hand to make a chawanmushi, the next best thing is an egg custard.