Japanese Chilled Tofu (Hiyayakko Recipe) 冷奴

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  • Hiyayakko, Chilled Tofu on a blue plate.

    Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu 冷奴) is a Japanese chilled tofu appetizer and it’s usually served during the summer time.

    Hiyayakko, Japanese Chilled Tofu recipe on a blue plate. Vegetarian friendly

    The hiyayakko is usually topped with katsuobushi, green onions, grated ginger and season with a little bit of soy sauce.

    Hiyayakko on a blue plate.

    However, this dish can be versatile; be creative with toppings and seasonings to enjoy chilled tofu.  You can create any hiyayakko recipe you like.  It can also be vegetarian if you omit katsuobushi and use vegetarian condiments.  These toppings below are just a few of my favorites.

    Hiyayakko topping on a plate.

    Hiyayakko on plates.

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    Hiyayakko (Chilled Tofu) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com
    Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu)
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
    Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu 冷奴) is a Japanese chilled tofu appetizer and it’s usually served during the summer time.
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: bean curd, tofu
    Servings: 4
    Author: Nami
    Other topping ideas:
    1. Cut chilled tofu into 4-6 pieces.
    2. Put each piece of tofu on a serving plate and top with your favorite toppings. Pour soy sauce or other sauce on top before serving.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

    Update: Photos and recipe updated in November, 2013

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