Easy Homemade Tofu in a Microwave

Easy Homemade Tofu in a Microwave

Just mix some soy milk and nigari (magnesium chloride, used as a coagulant to make tofu) together and microwave! That's all it takes for you to enjoy soft and freshly cooked tofu.

Ingredients: uses 500 ml of soy milk

Soy milk (pure)
500 ml
Nigari (undiluted)
1 teaspoon
Your favorite aromatics for topping
as needed


1. Mix the soy milk and nigari. Microwave for 30 seconds.
2. Stir up the mixture from Step 1. Gently pour into the container in which you'd like to harden the tofu (make sure to use a microwave-safe container).
3. Microwave Step 2 for 3 minutes. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Microwave again for 2 minutes. Then finally, let it rest for 10 minutes. Done!
4. This tofu is delicious warm or chilled. It's also tasty enough without any topping, but for best results please enjoy with your favorite topping and seasoning.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've had many failed trials with the tofu becoming too runny or bursting midway... So, I've finally managed to put this recipe together after many experiments.