Hiyayakko Recipe

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About Hiyayakko Recipe:

Hiyayakko is a Japanese dish made with chilled tofu cubes and a selection of toppings. In this simple recipe, the toppings of green onions, ginger root, kastuobushi and soy sauce are used. 

Also known as hiyakko or yakko-dōfu, Hiyayakko is a popular snack. There are many legends associated with the interesting etymology of the dish. Hiya means cold, and yakko was a word used to refer to the servants of samurai during the Edo period in Japan. These servents used to wear a speciak vest, with a"nail-puller crest" attached on the shoulders. And cutting something into cubes was called "Hiyakkoi" or "hyakkoi" which simply meant 'cutting into Yakko'. 

In Haiku, hiyayakko is a 'season word' (a word or a phrase associated with a seasoan) for summer, and this is because tofu is enjoyed cold in summer and warm in winter. 

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  • 20 mins
  • 5 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Hiyayakko Recipe

  • 2 green onions
  • 2 ginger root, about
  • 400 g Tofu
  • As required Katsuobushi
  • As required Soy sauce
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Hiyayakko Recipe

Steps To Prepare


Slice the green onions thinly and grate the ginger.

Cooking Directions


Wash the tofu under running water, and then cut into four equal-sized pieces.

Storage And Serving Method


Serve the tofu on a plate. Top it up with some of the green onions, grated ginger, and Katsuobushi.