Hiyayakko Surprise

Hiyayakko Surprise

A hiyayakko (chilled tofu) that tastes just like a custard pudding. Surprise your guests!

Ingredients: about 4 portions

150 g
Soy milk
150 ml
Dashi stock
1/4 teaspoon
5 g
1 tablespoon
Mentsuyu (2x concentrate)
50 ml
1/2 teaspoon
Shiso leaves
to taste


1. Boil the shrimp and okra in salted water, and cut into small pieces. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 tablespoon of water.
2. Put tofu in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
3. Combine the tofu, soy milk, and dashi stock granules in a small pot over low heat. Add the dissolved gelatin, mix well, then cool.
4. Pour the liquid to about 1/4 of the silicon cups. Chill in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to cool.
5. Place the shrimp and okra.
6. Pour the rest of the tofu mixture into the cups. Wrap with cling film, and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour until set.
7. Combine the mentsuyu and katakuriko well, and heat over low to thicken. Cool.
8. When firm, transfer to a plate. Pour the sauce over, and sprinkle with shiso leaves if you like.
9. I used silicon cups bought at the 100 yen store. They're easy to use as you can remove the tofu by flipping the cups. Alternatively, you could use pudding cups or small bowls.

Story Behind this Recipe

I referred to notes I took from a cookbook and modified the ingredients. I thought silicon cups could be used for other purposes besides baking.