clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Tofu with Mushroom Sauce

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Tofu
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Silken tofu served in a mushrooms, soy, mirin sauce, topped with grated ginger and chives. 


Units Scale
  • 14 ounce silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup daikon, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, leaves picked
  • a few slices green pepper (optional)
  • nori sheet, shredded

Mushroom sauce

  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, cut into strips
  • 1 cup dashi
  • 1 tablespoon light soy
  • 1 tablespoon soy
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water


  1. – Drain and wrap the tofu in a few sheets of paper towel, or cloth, or tea towel. Place it on a plate and leave for 15 minutes to remove excess water.
  2. -Slice the tofu into 8 small blocks and set aside.
  3. – In a small pan over medium high heat, combine the dashi, light soy, soy sauce, mirin, and shiitake mushrooms.
  4. Bring to a boil and add the cornstarch and water mix. Stir and lower the heat to low. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens – 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
  5. – Divide the tofu and vegetables into 4 shallow bowls.
  6. – Pour the mushroom sauce over and top with a little shredded nori.
  7. – Serve immediately.


This tofu with mushroom sauce dish is best eaten immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 397
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 583.8mg
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Fiber: 7.9g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Asian Recipes

Straight To Your Inbox

Receive a FREE Digital Cookbook when you sign up for our newsletter