Tofu and Egg Dumplings in Sweet and Sour Sauce


Here is another very easy tofu recipe for the “Tofu Tribe” (Terecita, Elin, Jenn and all tofu lovers!

INGREDIENTS: For 4 people
-Tofu: 350~400 g
-Eggs: 2
-Soy sauce: 1 large tablespoon
-Dashi/Japanese stock soup. Add a little sy sauce and mirin/sweet sake for taste
-Cornstarch: 1 large Tablespoon
-Trefoil (mitsuba) or available leaves: enough for decoration and taste


-Drain water from tofu. Put in a bowl and break it up. Break eggs in and add soy sauce. Mix well.


-Divide into 4 bowls. Cob\ver ach bowl with kitchen cellophane paper (30 cm wide square).


-Turn over bowl and wrap tofu inside cellophane paper. Secure with a rubber band.

-Bring water to boil inside a lare dep pan. Drop tofu dumplings in boiling water and cook for 15 minutes to make sure they properly coked inside.

-Place each dumpling inside its cellophan paper in a serving dish. Cut top of the cellophane paper and carefully pull out the cellophane paper or turn over (whatever way you feel comfortable with.

-In a separate pan prpare the sweet and sour sauce.
Pour in dashi to which you would have added soy sauce and mirin (Taste varies with individuals. Need for a lttle experimentation!).
Heat sauce.
Mix cornstarch in some water and then add to sauce.
Once ready pour over dumpling and serve it decorated with trefoil cut to size.

Take care that cellphane paper does not get in contact with bare parts of the pan as the cellophane paper might melt on contact!

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8 thoughts on “Tofu and Egg Dumplings in Sweet and Sour Sauce”

  1. Humm I don’t know about competition: your japanese recipes I can’t find anywhere else, I would definitely get the book: All the Japanese cuisine books we get here are too designed and don’t touch the day to day Japanese cuisine. If you know of one please tell me, but I have never found the type of recipes you have on your blog you know…


    1. The truth that the recipes that I feature are easy ones to appeal to normal people like you and I, but which publisher would accept such material?
      Unless someone can introduce me to a publisher who would take the risk to publish a book for the masses…
      I’ll tell you what, if you can find such a publisher, I’ll be only too glad to take you as my personal agent with the profits shared!


  2. great post again, i love japanese food, and your blog is a godsent! simple and great typical dishes!! 🙂
    have you thought of making a book? or an ebook? 🙂


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