Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu 冷奴) is a Japanese chilled tofu appetizer and it’s usually served during the summer time.
The hiyayakko is usually topped with katsuobushi, green onions, grated ginger and season with a little bit of soy sauce.
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.
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- Cut chilled tofu into 4-6 pieces.
- 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 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