Sesame Tofu

Goma Dofu

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

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Goma dofu has a springy, tofu-like texture, yet is made without soybeans. It epitomises the spirit of shojin ryori as it uses minimal ingredients for maximum flavour. Here, I have used black sesame paste and citrusy yuzu kosho. The round, pretty shape is adaptable to odd numbers of guests.


  • 30 g (1 oz) kuzu
  • 2 Tbsp black sesame paste


To make the sauce, combine konbu dashi and soy sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then set aside to cool.

Mix kuzu, sesame paste and water together in a non-stick saucepan, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Place sesame mixture over medium heat. Stir vigorously and continuously with a sturdy wooden spatula for 10–15 minutes until the mixture is thick. It should coat the