Quick Tofu Hotpot Recipe

Quick Tofu Hotpot


1 block silken tofu
3/4 cup bonito shavings (Japanese fish flakes)
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sake (can use rice vinegar if not available)
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg, beaten

How to make Quick Tofu Hotpot

This is very quick, easy, and healthy!

1. cut up one block of silken tofu and put in a pot with 3/4 cup bonito, 3/4 cup water, 2 tbl soy, 1 tbl sake, and 1 tbl sugar.

2. Simmer for 5 min, while beating an egg.

3. After 5 min, pour the egg over the top, stir around a few times, turn off the heat and cover for 1 minute. (like making eggdrop soup) Top with spring onions and enjoy! (^ω^)

  • Danimal
    Danimal says

    Perfect combo! Quick and good . .. I made this last night with sake. Thanks for posting.

  • tranism
    tranism says

    How cooked is the egg supposed to be? 1 min covered wasn't enough to cook my egg. Took nearly 5 minutes.

  • Papermoon
    Papermoon says

    It's supposed to be cooked like it is in eggdrop soup. So beaten egg swirled into the simmering liquids should cook it right away! I will ammend the directions :)

  • annedn
    annedn says

    Is it okay if the bonito shavings aren't in the dish?...What could be an alternative?

  • Papermoon
    Papermoon says

    if you can't find bonito or don't have the dashi stock powder, you can add a dab of fish sauce with a pinch of sugar. (Just a little though! It's way more powerful than bonito is!)

  • jingjong
    jingjong says

    I really like the simplicity of this recipe. I have a question: Is there a huge difference in taste when you use bonito vs. dashi no moto?

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