Niku-Dofu (Japanese style boiled beef and Tofu)

It's really difficult to find thin sliced pork or beef in America.  I didn't know that thin sliced meat was not so common because in Japan I could find it so easily and eat a lot.

I happened to find thin sliced beef at one of Japanese grocery stores in Boston. 

You see!  It's really thin like papers!!

I made a Niku-Dofu (Japanese style boiled beef and Tofu) with this thin sliced beef.  It's first time to cook with thin sliced meat since I came to America so I was excited!!

Niku-Dofu (Japanese style boiled beef and Tofu) (2〜3 serves)
  • 0.4 pound of thin sliced beef
  • 1 pack of firm tofu
  • 1/2 of onion
  • 1 pack of enoki mushroom
  • 2 Tbs of soy sauce
  • 2 +1/2 Tbs of mirin
  • 200ml of dashi (or 200ml of water + 1/2 tsp of dashi powder)

1,  Cut onion into thin slices and tofu into 6 pieces.  Cut the bottom of enoki mushroom and cut it into half.

2,  Heat a pan and sesame oil until quite hot.  Add beef to the half of a pan and onion to vacant space in the pan.  Stir-fry them separately.  Don't stir-fry them together.

3,  Add mirin and soy sauce and stir-fry again then add dashi.  After boil it, add tofu and enoki like this picture.

4,  Cover with aluminum foil and boil it with medium fire for 12 minutes.  Sometime open the cover and pour liquid on tofu with spoon.

5,  Take a pan off a fire and wait until pretty cool down for making it taste deeper.  After that, heat it again and place on the plate.

All ingredients incredibly has a lot of flavor!  Taste so deep!!  It looks like sukiyaki but this one has lighter and more delicate taste.  Actually next day it's gonna be much greater taste but it was impossible to wait until tomorrow!  Too yummy!!!

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