This is one of the really traditional easy dishes in Japan. My dad likes it so much. We often eat this dish with the rice, miso soup, grilled fish and Japanese pickles in the morning.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the soy sauce, sugar, dashi granules, and water together in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Place the tofu on a small plate and top with ginger, green onion, and bonito shavings. Drizzle the soy mixture on top, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Cook's Note

If you make this soy-dashi dressing (Tsuyu) a lot, it can be refrigerated about a week. You can use it for anything like boiled spinach, salad, steamed fish, boiled chicken, and so on.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 7.7g; fat 4.5g; sodium 911.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Perfect. I've been craving this and it's so simple and perfect. Nom. Dashi granules are often sold as "hondashi" or Bonito Soup Stock Bouillon. It doesn't say "granules" on the package. I found it in the spice section of 99 Ranch in a box. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/11/2015
Did not like it eithier did my husband the dressing was delicious but the tofu didn't set well with it Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Perfect. I've been craving this and it's so simple and perfect. Nom. Dashi granules are often sold as "hondashi" or Bonito Soup Stock Bouillon. It doesn't say "granules" on the package. I found it in the spice section of 99 Ranch in a box. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
I ate this same dish (minus the sesame seeds) growing up...still LOVE IT- very simple but tasty. Holly T- you can order dashi granules online from Amazon if you can't find them in your ethnic store (never seen it in regular supermarkets). Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2011
I was an exchange student in Japan and my Host Mom would serve this for breakfast with rice and miso soup, YUM!! I want to make it but I am not sure where to buy "dashi granules" and "bonito shavings"??? Would they be in the ethnic food aisle or would I have to find a Japanese market? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2011
A delicious refreshing & light dish. I served it as a side dish at a sushi making party with some friends. Bonito shavings can be hard to find but I found a bottle of bonito flakes black sesame seeds seaweed flakes all in one at a local Japanese market. The black sesame flakes really pop against the tofu. Very yummy will make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
Delicious! I eat it like this cold or warm up my tofu in the microwave for a minute. I can even get my 3 year old to eat tofu this way. Remember to compress your tofu to release all the water that it has absorbed in order for it to absorb the flavor of this dressing instead before making this dish and it'll be much better! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2018
Loved it! Surprisingly easy to make. I didn't have dashi at home so I substituted that with miso paste. Kept everything else the same! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2019
Fast and easy go to for fresh tofu no oil or frying needed Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2015
great exactly the way it is! though i add bean sprouts sriracha sesame oil chili oil and shichimi togarashi for my taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2015
Spoted bonito flakes @ Wholefoods for about 10. Didn't buy it because don't know what else to do with it so I used roasted seaweed I had on hand. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/11/2015
Did not like it eithier did my husband the dressing was delicious but the tofu didn't set well with it Read More