This dish reminds me of good-quality hummus. Actually, this tofu paste is amazing as a dipping sauce for vegetable sticks, when you add a little more seasoning (for a delicious tofu dip).
Wrap the tofu in paper towel and place it on a plate. Place a similar-sized plate on top and add a
Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Place a frying pan over medium heat and fry the shiitake mushrooms for 2 minutes, then remove and set aside.
Add the carrot,
Break the drained tofu into pieces. Combine the tofu with the soy sauce, sugar, mirin and miso and blend until smooth.
Grind the sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Just before serving, mix the tofu purée, vegetables and ground sesame seeds together. Mix well.
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