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Sesame Tofu w Noodles & Green Tea Broth

If I had to choose a favourite cuisine Japanese would be right up there. Yes, definitely Japanese. And Mexican. And maybe Greek. Who am I kidding, I just like food in general but I am partial to the lightness of Japanese food. I like the balance. Every ingredient has a purpose, a small part in creating a clean and harmonious bite. Even the cooking of Japanese food makes me feel centred and purposeful. This sesame tofu with soba noodles and green tea broth recipe is inspired by Japan but is so simple anyone in any kitchen can prepare it. Tofu, noodles and a cup of tea…simple.

Toasted sesame tofu with soba noodles and a delicate green tea broth; a perfectly balanced, easy to prepare meal in a bowl.Toasted sesame tofu with soba noodles and a delicate green tea broth; a perfectly balanced, easy to prepare meal in a bowl.

Served at room temperature, Sesame Tofu with Soba Noodles and Green Tea Broth makes a light, balanced and tasty bowl anytime of the day.

These noodles look a little fancy, but they couldn’t be easier to make. If you can brew a cup of tea, you’re halfway to creating the broth, and the tofu,  it’s a dip and roll kind of thing. Simples.

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Sesame Tofu, Soba Noodles and Green Tea Broth

Toasted sesame tofu with soba noodles and a delicate green tea broth; a perfectly balanced, easy to prepare meal in a bowl.
Course Main
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Sesame Tofu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams medium tofu drained
  • 1 tablespoon tamari + 1 tablespoon for broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice syrup or maple syrup + 1 tablespoon for broth
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 packet soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 1 thumb fresh ginger peeled and halved
  • pinch sea salt
  • small handful chives thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with parchment.
  • In a saucepan bring the brewed and strained green tea, 1 tablespoon of rice syrup, 1 tablespoon of tamari, ginger and sea salt to the boil for three minutes. Set aside.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon of tamari, 1 tablespoon of rice syrup and the sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Combine sesame seeds in a separate bowl
  • Slice tofu in to even sized cubes.
  • Dip tofu in to tamari mix and roll in sesame seeds. Place on lined baking tray.
  • Bake tofu for 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • Cook soba noodles per packet instructions, rinse with cold water and drain.
  • After removing the tofu from oven allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Place a serving of soba noodles in a bowl and carefully place the tofu on top. Ladle green tea broth around the outer edges of the bowl until you can just see it through the noodles.
  • Spoon remaining tofu marinade on the tofu and sprinkle with chives.

Toasted sesame tofu with soba noodles and a delicate green tea broth; a perfectly balanced, easy to prepare meal in a bowl.

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Amanda Logan is a published cookbook author, recipe developer and food photographer based in Australia. She has appeared in Thrive Magazine, Vegan Food and Living, The Zoe Report and The Australian Vegan Magazine.

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I’m in love with soba noodles right now! It looks great and I have some tofu in the fridge! Next monday I’ll try this for me and for my mom 🙂

Allie | In This Kitchen
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Oooh, I really, really like these photos. They look so clear and crisp and sharp. Not to mention this sounds exactly like the kind of dish I would love… sesame and noodles together can never go wrong.

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Mmm, sesame tofu and a green tea broth sounds so inviting. It’s definitely something we have not tried but are now looking forward to! Thanks for sharing. 🙂