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Tofu Chawanmushi (Steamed Savory Custard)

Break down meal stereotypes with this protein-packed custard as your main course.

food

Tofu Chawanmushi (Steamed Savory Custard)

Break down meal stereotypes with this protein-packed custard as your main course.

Ingredients

Tofu Chawanmushi (Steamed Savory Custard)

  • 200 grams silken tofu
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant dashi powder (Japanese soup stock)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • Salt
  • 30 grams chicken
  • 1 shiitake mushroom
  • 4 shrimp, washed and peeled
  • Mitsuba, cut into 2 centimeters length
  • 4 slices carrot, peeled and cut into a flower shape

Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon instant dashi (Japanese soup stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon potato starch

Steps

Tofu Chawanmushi (Steamed Savory Custard)

  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Cut off the stem of the shiitake mushroom and slice into 6.
  2. Combine egg, dashi powder, water, potato starch and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide tofu among two glass bowls and quickly mix with a fork.
  4. Add in the dashi mixture, chicken pieces and shiitake mushrooms and mix well.
  5. Cover with wrap and microwave for 2 minutes at 600 watts. Place carrot flowers, mitsuba and shrimp on top.
  6. Cover and microwave for 3 more minutes on 600 watts. Take out and keep covered for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over custards and garnish with more mitsuba.

Sauce

  1. In the meantime, combine ingredients for the sauce in a separate bowl and microwave for 2 minutes at 600 watts.