Sesame Oil Flavored Tofu and Shio-Kombu

Sesame Oil Flavored Tofu and Shio-Kombu

No cooking or additional flavoring needed! All you do it mix the ingredients together, but it still tastes amazing. Great for when you want one more dish for dinner, or to serve as an appetizer!

Ingredients: 2

Tofu (firm tofu recommended)
1 block (300 g)
about 12 g
Canned tuna in oil
1 can (80 g)
Finely chopped green onion (use thin green onions)
4 tablespoons
Walnuts (or toasted sesame seeds)
30 g (2 tablespoons if using sesame seeds)
Pure sesame oil
1.5 to 2 tablespoons


1. Wrap the tofu in paper towels and get rid of the excess water. Toast the walnuts lightly in a toaster oven, then chop up roughly. Drain the oil in the canned tuna.
2. Mix together all the ingredients in step 1, the finely shredded shio-kombu and chopped green onion while crumbling the tofu. Mix in the sesame oil, and it's done.
3. If you like it spicy, add ichimi or shichimi spice, wasabi or Japanese mustard! Zha cai Szechuan pickles, chirimen jako or semi-dried tiny sardines, mentaiko or spicy salt-cured pollack roe, takuan or yellow daikon radish pickles are great, too.
4. Besides green onions, shiso leaves and myoga ginger are recommended too!

Story Behind this Recipe

It's very trendy these days to eat cold tofu with salt and olive oil. I love it too, and so I tried using shio-kombu instead of salt, and sesame oil instead of olive oil. The fragrance and richness of the sesame oil makes it that much tastier!