All recipes are for 2 servings unless noted. Oil is canola oil and salt is kosher salt.


Moyashi to age no sattoni / bean sprouts with thin deep-fried tofu in broth

A simple, quick moyashi dish. Usuage thin deep-fried tofu gives this little dish a comforting flavor. Moyashi become soft but still hold some crispness at the end, which is a big plus for a side dish.


Large handful (150 g) moyashi bean sprouts (soybean sprouts in photo)
1 small or 1/2 large usuage thin deep-fried tofu
80 cc (slightly more than 5 tbsp) dashi
1 tbsp sake + mirin (equal parts)
2 tsp soy sauce


Remove skinny root ends of moyashi.
Rinse well, and drain.

Prep-boil usuage, and cut into 7-8 mm wide strips.


In a pot, put dashi, sake + mirin and soy sauce, and bring to boil.

Add usuage and moyashi, and cook until liquid is almost gone on medium high heat, while stirring occasionally.

  • Removing skinny root ends of moyashi significantly improves texture in the final dish.
  • Both regular moyashi and soybean moyashi work well.

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