Tofu in Miso

Tofu Miso Zuke

  • By
    Yuke Miura
  • Time
    10 minutes
Tofu in Miso

Tofu combined with miso is transformed into a rich, melt-in-your-mouth texture, similar to fresh cheese! The ginger-tinged sweet miso pairs perfectly with a glass of sake. Since the dish is made with tofu, it's healthy and you can make a lot at once. Cut it into small pieces and enjoy it in a variety of ways, such as grilling with butter, in salads, in sandwiches or on crackers.

Nutrition per Serving
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  • 10.58  oz Cotton tofu (firm)
    • A
    • tbsp Mirin (Japanese sweet sake)
    • 0.5  tbsp Sake
    • B
    • tbsp Miso
    • tsp Grated ginger
    • tbsp Soy sauce
    • tsp Sugar
  • As desired Crackers
  • to taste Black pepper


Step 1

Cut cotton tofu in half horizontally, wrap it in several layers of kitchen paper, place a heavy flat object on it, and let it drain in the refrigerator for 2 hours to 1 day.
*If you change the kitchen paper a few times during the draining process, the tofu will drain more thoroughly and will have a texture similar to cheese.

Tofu in Miso

Step 2

Bring ingredients [A] to a boil in a frying pan and let the alcohol evaporate. Add ingredients [B], dissolve well, and simmer over low heat until thickened, then remove from heat.

Step 3

Spread the sauce from step 2 over the drained tofu. Cover the tofu with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.

Tofu in Miso

Step 4

Wipe off the miso from the surface of the tofu and cut into bite-size pieces. Place on crackers and sprinkle with black pepper.

[Shelf life] Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Tofu in Miso


  • We recommend draining the tofu for one full day! The water will drain off and the tofu will become more cheesy.
  • Any leftover miso can be used with steamed rice or as seasoning for stir-fried vegetables!
Culinary Expert

Yuke divides his professional time between TV program food coordination, supervising cooking videos, devising company recipes, developing restaurant menus, writing columns, participating in cooking classes and food events. He is known for his ability to pair foods well with alcoholic beverages, Yuke also focuses on recipes using niche ingredients and homemade seasonings. In his mind, cooking is a medium of expression, and that it is a form of entertainment that provides excitement and happiness.