I’m a big fan of tofu dishes, and apart from Agedashi Tofu 揚げ出し豆腐 that I feature a few weeks back, I also enjoy cold tofu. So for Today’s Japan Photo, we shall enjoy some Hiyayakko 冷奴 (cold tofu).
This particular photo was taken by reihime. Just looking at this photo is making me really hungry even though I just had breakfast. Anyway I enjoy Hiyayako because it is a light dish and really lets you enjoy the real taste of tofu.
Anyway for those that have not tried this dish:
Hiyayakko (冷奴) is a popular Japanese dish made with chilled tofu and toppings. It is usually served during the summer season. There are two kinds of tofu used in hiyayakko: kinugoshi (silken), which is more frequently used, and the less common momen (cotton).
Hiyayakko can be served with ordinary meals or with beer. It is best made with fresh tofu. In winter, boiled tofu (湯豆腐) is served more often than hiyayakko.