Hungry, but don’t have ingredients or the time to cook? Looking for something proteinaceous but light? Hiyayakko, or chilled tofu, may just be your new favorite dish. All you need are fresh green onions and a few pantry staples. What’s more, you can adapt the recipe to suit your taste. Below we’ve outlined a standard version of hiyayakko. Feel free to adapt it however you like!
On to the recipe...
Hiyayakko Ingredients and Equipment
First, let’s gather our ingredients:
For two servings:
2 boxes of soft silken tofu
1-2 bunches of green onions
¼ cup ponzu (a kind of light, citrusy soy sauce)
1 thumb-length of ginger
1 packet of bonito flakes
Tools and Recommended Items For Serving:
1 pair of scissors
1 sharp knife cutting board
Very carefully remove the soft silken tofu from its box. Try your best not to break it!
Squeeze gently to remove excess water.
Pour ponzu (in a pinch, you can use soy sauce and a squeeze of lemon).
Rinse and finely grate your ginger (no need to peel). Sprinkle on top to taste.
Rinse and finely dice your green onion.
Once more, sprinkle on top to taste!
Sprinkle generously with a single pack of shelf-stable bonito flakes. This is a major dose of umami!
Serve with some refreshing drinks. We recommend some Jasmine tea and sparkling yuzu juice!
Enjoy your healthy, delicious, and refreshing snack. Itadakimasu!