Here is a simple and popular Japanese recipe that can please anyone, vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike: String Beans and Tofu!
INGREDIENTS: For 2 people
-String Beans, 5~6
-Tofu: half a block
-Miso (of your choice), 1 teaspoon
-Mirin/sweet sake, half a teaspoon
-Sugar, half a teaspoon
-Freshly crushed Sesame seeds (do it in a mortar with pestle)
-Drain water form tofu and roughly mix with miso, mirin and sugar.
-Peel away strings if any, cut beans into 4cm trunks and boil for 40 seconds. The beans should still be a bit crispy. Drain and let cool.
-Drop beans into tofu. Mix roughly with a spoon, cutting the tofu into small bits as in above pic.
-Sprinkle with sesame powder before serving.
Naturally, this could be one of a whole plate of vegan/vegetarian snacks.
One can also add lightly boiled carrots. The combinations are endless!
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4 thoughts on “Vegan/Vegetarian Recipe: Japanese-style String Beans and Tofu”
Thanks for such a nice tofu recipe. Simple yet delicious. Will try to get the mirin first before I can make this. Versatile vegan dish! Anything to do with tofu..I will try it out. Love love tofu :))))
Will keep my eyes open for any other tofu recipes!
I must try to find out this Mirin in Asian shops in Frankfurt….
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Mirin is Japanese sweet sake. If you cannot find it, you might try with a little vey sweet white wine.
Cheers, I’m going to your blog, now!