Drain the firm tofu, wrap in kitchen paper towels and place on a plate lined with disposable chopsticks as shown in the photo. Microwave for 3 minutes.
Finely julienne the carrot.
Put the julienned carrot in a plastic bag, microwave for 1 and a half minutes, and empty out into a sieve.
Lightly wipe off any dirty from the shiitake mushrooms, sprinkle with a little sake （not listed in the ingredients）and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 minute, then finely julienne when cooled.
Put all the flavoring ingredients - sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, salt - into a bowl and mix to combine.
Put the drained tofu from Step 1 into the bowl while crumbling it with your hands.
Add the lightly squeezed carrot and the julienned shiitake, and mix well.
Put in a very generous amount of ground sesame seeds and mix well.
Plate, and you're done!
Story Behind this Recipe
Our family loves iri-dofu scrambled tofu. so I thought up this easy and delicious tofu dish.
I kept the flavors light, so please add more salt to taste. If you like add some shichimi togarashi red chili pepper mix too.