Creamy Shiroae

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Traditionally, we simply crush the tofu to keep a little bit of the tofu texture but I like to blend it until it’s smooth because I think it looks better. But if you don’t want to use a blender to make it easier, it works just the same.

  • When you eat konnyaku as it is (without simmering for a long time) you need a thick sauce because konnyaku’s surface is pretty slippery and doesn’t coat with sauce easily. This cream thick sauce is amazing with konnyaku! This recipe is from my first cookbook,
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Creamy Shiroae

(recipe serves 4 as entrée / 1–2 as main)


  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1/2 (50g) carrot
  • half sheet white or gray konnyaku
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Sesame dressing

  • 1/2 (150g) silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp hulled Tahini
  • 2 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • pinch of salt


  1. Drain the tofu by leaving for 2 hours or boil for 5 mins and leave.
  2. Wash the spinach and separate the stalks and leaves.
  3. Place the stalk of spinach in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 30 seconds, add the leaves and cook for 30 seconds, then drain and squeeze any excess liquid from the spinach.
  4. Pour soy sauce over spinach and toss well.
  5. Shred the carrot and boil for 30 seconds.

This recipe is from my first cookbook ” Cooking With Soy“. Both hardcover and ebook (ibooks, kobo, Barns & Noble, Amazon and more!)  are available.
There are also more exciting recipes in ” Japanese superfoods” and my latest book Top 3 Japanese superfoods for natural weight loss.
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