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Dried Tofu (Kouya) with Shiitake Mushroom (高野豆腐の含め煮)

Tofu Shitake Mushroom Recipe

Here is another Tofu recipe.  I learned how to make it from my grandmother.  It is good as a side dish for Japanese Curry.  You can serve it hot or cold, but either way it is very healthy!

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

  • 3 Dried Tofu
  • 15g Dried shiitake mashroom
  • 2 cups of dashi soup (mix 2 Small spoons of dashi powder with 2 cups of water)

  • 3 Big spoons of sugar
  • 1 and 3/4  Big spoons of Usukuchi saysauce (or Shiradashi, 白だし)
  • 1 and 1/2 Big spoons of Mirin
  • 1/2 Small Spoon of salt


1. Soak dried tofu in at least 1 liter of water for 30 min and

2. Soak dried shiitake mashroom in 1cup of hot water (50-60 degrees).

3. Squeeze out water from tofu. (If the tofu photos look familiar up to this point, it’s because I used the same tofu and procedure for the Agedashi Tofu recipe last January)

4.Cut dried tofu into small bite sizes (1tofu into 6-8.)

5. Cut shiitake mushrooms into bite sizes, removing the stem in the process.   (Keep the shiitake mushroom soup.)

6. Add the  shiitake mushroom soup to the Dashi soup and add the seasonings.

7. Add dried tofu and shiitake mashroom and simmer for 20 min.

8. Serve hot or cold to your preference!


4 Comments on “Dried Tofu (Kouya) with Shiitake Mushroom (高野豆腐の含め煮)

  1. Thanks Ryan! Do let us know! Saw your blog as well. Hope your trip to Japan is as exiting as you hope it would be! How do you know the Japanese National Anthem? I’ve been here awhile and I haven’t heard it even once!

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