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Steamed Tofu & Mushrooms with Black Sesame Sauce

Mushi Tofu

It feels like I have been making this dish all the time. It’s something I can make without even thinking and love it every time. Yes, it’s really the simplest dish you can think of. Just steamed tofu and mushrooms in a donabe steamer, Mushi Nabe. At the same time, this dish really showcases how a simple ingredients can taste so good when cooked in Mushi Nabe and makes me re-appreciate the beauty of minimalism.

I like to serve it with my Black Sesame Sauce, but they can obviously go well with many other types of sauce/ condiments, including ponzu, sea salt & sesame oil, etc.

Vegan option

This is a vegan dish.


Mushi Nabe


4 as an appetizer


  • 1 piece (14 oz/ 400 g) medium-firm tofu, cut into 4 – 6 pieces
  • 5 oz (150 g) king oyster mushrooms or any mushroom of your choice, cut into smaller slices, if necessary
  • Black Sesame Sauce


  1. Get the Mushi Nabe ready.
  2. Arrange the tofu pieces in the center, then add the mushrooms slices around the tofu.
  3. Cover with lid, and steam for 4 – 5 minutes, or everything is cooked through over medium-high heat.
  4. Serve with Black Sesame Sauce or your choice of sauce/ condiment.

Arrange the tofu and mushrooms in Mushi Nabe.


Steam in Mushi Nabe for 4 – 5 minutes. That’s it!


Simple and delicious. Enjoy with the Black Sesame Sauce.


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