Hiroshima Prefecture

Igisu tofu (Red algae and soy flour)

Igisu tofu (Red algae and soy flour)
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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • Igisu (red algae) 12g
  • Dashi stock (1) 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Soy flour 80g
  • Dashi stock (2) 2/3 cup
  • Shiso (Chinese basil) leaves 4
  • Japanese ginger 2 buds
  • [Seasoning] white miso 2 tbsp.
  • [Seasoning] vinegar 1 tbsp.
  • [Seasoning] sugar 1 tbsp.

How to cook

  • 1. Rehydrate the algae in some water, then wring out the moisture. Mix with dashi stock (1), and heat until the algae has melted. Once this has occurred, mix the soy flour with dashi stock (2), then add this to the algae-dashi stock mixture. Simmer for approximately 2 minutes, making sure that it does not burn.

  • 2. Pour the mixture into a mold, chill until it sets, then transfer to a bowl. Mix the miso, vinegar and sugar together, and use this as garnish together with the shiso leaves and ginger.

provider : "I want to pass it on: a collection of tasty Hiroshima dishes" (Hiroshima Executive Committee for Food Education and Promotion of Health)

* Recipes vary depending on the region and home.