For this recipe I use ingredients according to availability like instead of silken tofu, bonito flakes ( dried fish flakes) and wasabi I use regular tofu, boiled fish flakes and mustard sauce, so this Hiyayakko may not be the actual representative of the traditional recipe but trust me this is super easy recipe, loaded with health benefit and taste superb. Tofu supplies full spectrum of protein, calcium, vitamin and minerals. As all soy product tofu contains isoflavones. Isoflavones helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and also menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and mood swings. On the other hand fish used in this recipe is low in fat, high in protein and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Regular intake of fish can reduce the risk of various disease and disorders. Onions contain specific amino acids are called methionine and cystine and, among other things, they are very good at detoxifying your body from heavy metals.In fact, they are able to latch on to mercury, cadmium and lead and escort them out of the body. With all this healthy ingredients toady I prepare this delicious Hiyayakko. This dish needs minimum cooking, you just need to assemble and sit, relax and relish this wonderful healthy appetizer.
Hiyayakko/Japanese Cold Tofu
- 1 block tofu/ silken tofu
- 2 tbsp bonito flakes/ boiled fish flakes
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp slightly fried onion
- a big drop of wasabi/ mustard sauce
- 2 tbsp chopped green onion
- 1/4 tsp grated ginger
- 2 pinch sugar (optional)
- Take a big chunk of tofu or silken tofu. Now above it place the boiled fish flakes.
- On it place the fried onions. In a bowl mix soy sauce, ginger and sugar if using.
- Pour this soy sauce mixture above it. Now sprinkle green onion and pour a big drop of wasabi or mustard sauce. Serve chilled.