Simple Japanese Tofu Recipe

Simple Japanese Tofu Recipe

Simple Japanese Tofu dish with a Secret scoring Technique

You have probably tried Japanese styled tofu dishes from restaurants but have you every thought of trying to make it at home? I will teach you a little secret that can change your tofu dish into a professional “Kobachi dish” from authentic Japanese restaurants.

Recipe Type: Japanese
Prep time: 0 min
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4

You will need:

  • Knife
  • Small bowls for 4


  • 1 pack Tofu
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons Soysource
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Spring onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame, grind (*Optional)


  1. Cut a package of tofu into 4.
  2. Score entire surface of tofu with a knife in a lattice pattern by cutting 1cm-deep, spacing 0.5cm apart.
  3. Put tofu on a plate and pour soy source first, sprinkle chopped spring onion and coat it with sesame oil last.



  • Sesame oil is always the last.
  • If you’re not too sure about the quality of tofu, lightly boil it in a deep pan with water. (You can use konbu seaweed soup stock as well.)

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