Updated: November 30, 2017
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Yudofu (Hot Yofu) - Delicious, Healthy Winter Food of Japan! <Easy Recipe>

Yudofu is a traditional winter food of Japan. It is a kind of Japanese hot pot dish and is known for being very healthy and nutritious. Here is an easy recipe so you can make it home and enjoy the taste of Japanese winter!

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What is "yudofu"?

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Yudofu (湯豆腐) is a Japanese traditional dish commonly eaten in winter. It is categorized as a Japanese hot pot dish. "Yu" means hot water in Japanese and "dofu" is tofu, so it is sometimes translated as "Hot tofu".
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It is the ultimate, simplest tofu dish that allows you to enjoy the natural flavors of tofu. The ingredients are just tofu, water, kelp, and a dipping sauce. It is also a healthy, low-calorie dish which contains protein and all eight essential amino acids.

How to make and eat?

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It is super easy to make yudofu! It's cooked quickly and warms you up on a cold day of winter!

Ingredients

-1 tofu block
-1 sheet of dried kelp (kombu in Japanese)
-3 cups of water

<Sauce>
-Soy sauce
-Ponzu (Japanese citrusy soy sauce)
-Chopped green onions
-Grated radish
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Directions

1. In a large pot, put the kelp and water and leave it for 30 minutes.
2. Cut the tofu into 8-10 pieces and put them into the pot.
3. Cook on the low heat for about 15 minutes. Make sure not to boil the water.
4. You can put some condiments such as green onions if you want.
5. Serve the tofu and water into individual bowls and pour some soy sauce or ponzu in them.
6. Enjoy eating!
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You can eat yudofu as a main or side dish of a meal. In restaurants, it usually comes with rice and some small side dishes such as pickled vegetables and sashimi (raw fish).

Lastly...

Yudofu is a healthy tofu dish you can easily make at home. The gentle flavors and warmness of the dish can give you the energy to overcome the cold winter!
haru
I love traveling and eating. My favorites are everything matcha and cheesecakes.

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