Sukiyaki (Homemade Tofu)

  • Published on Feb 5, 2018
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    (serves 2-3)
    300g soybean
    2800ml soft water*
    15 -20ml nigari (or lemon juice) + 50ml water**
    * If you're not sure if your tap water is hard or soft, you can just use distilled water. It might be a bit overkill but it's probably easier than searching specifically for soft water.
    ** Add more nigari or lemon juice if necessary
    -Sukiyaki Sauce-
    100ml sake
    100ml mirin
    100ml soy sauce
    30g granulated sugar
    You can use any vegetables you like. Here'are the ones I used this time
    green onion
    Chinese cabbage
    shiitake mushroom
    thread konjac
    very thin, marbled beef slices

    1. Soak the soybeans in water(1200ml). The soaking time depends on the water temperature.
    Summer: 25°C/77°F 10 hours
    Spring, Autumn: 15°C/59°F 20 hours
    Winter: 5°C/41°F 30 hours
    2. Blend the soybeans and water in a mixer to make namago. (Namago is the Japanese word for that specific blended mixture of soybeans and water).
    3. Boil 1600ml water in a large pan or pot and add the namago and stir for about 10 minutes. Make sure not to burn the namago at the bottom of the pan.
    4. Turn off the heat and strain the namago with a filter cloth to get soy milk. The leftover is called okara and it's very healthy. I normally use it for making cookies.
    5. Mix 20ml nigari (or lemon juice) and 50ml water together to make the coagulant for the soy milk.
    ("Your coagulant is a substance that will curdle the soy milk. You can use acid, like lemon juice or vinegar, or salt. Nigari, which is magnesium chloride, is popular in Japan, and calcium chloride is popular in North America."
    6. Heat up the soy milk and keep the temperature at 75°C. Add the nigari-water and stir gently. Do NOT mix too much. Turn off the heat and leave it for about 10 minutes.
    7. While resting the soy milk, prepare a container for shaping the tofu. You can make holes in the bottom of a paper drink carton or tupperware, or you can just use your filter cloth and tie it up tighly to shapen the tofu as well.
    -Sukiyaki Sauce-
    1. Add 100ml sake and 100ml mirin in a pot and boil it.
    2. Add the sugar and soy sauce, and let the sugar melt.
    1. Melt the beef fat* (or just some slices of fatty beef) and cook the green onion (if you have it) in the sukiyaki pot to add flavor to the sauce. Green onion tastes so much sweeter and more flavorful when you fry it first.
    2. Add the sauce and heat it up. Then add tofu, konjac, mushrooms, and anything that takes longer to cook than your other vegetables.
    3. Finally, place everything else.
    Sukiyaki is a shared Japanese dish where everyone ladles out some of the broth and food into their own bowls. Traditionally, sukiyaki is eaten with a raw beaten egg added to your own bowl, but that might be difficult for you depending on how safe raw eggs are considered where you live. I normally don't eat it with egg so I can enjoy the flavor of beef and vegetables, but if you get a chance to eat sukiyaki, please give it a try!
    *In Japan when you buy beef there is usually a bucket nearby where you can also take a cube of beef fat free of charge. If you want you can buy this separately, or you can use beef that has fat on it as well.
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Comments • 11 496

  • Rachel and Jun
    Rachel and Jun 7 months ago +23302

    This is the first Jun's Kitchen recipe I've ever been able to try, and let me just say I am outraged because he's made me sukiyaki a dozen times and he has NEVER made it taste even a tenth of how good it tasted here.

  • Part time slav
    Part time slav 8 hours ago

    I mean, tofu tastes good. BUT its not a viable replacer for meat

  • Soggy AQW
    Soggy AQW 8 hours ago

    I dont know you speak malay.(substitle)

  • ColOfu! cL0uds
    ColOfu! cL0uds 8 hours ago

    This is pure art👌!

  • dorothy li
    dorothy li 8 hours ago

    *casually throws knife into ground*

  • Harits Pambudi
    Harits Pambudi 9 hours ago


  • Mvp Family
    Mvp Family 10 hours ago

    Tiếng việt ????

  • おそらく青柳
    おそらく青柳 10 hours ago


  • Karine Fonte
    Karine Fonte 10 hours ago

    Having all these fresh ingredients at hand is a privilege, congratulations!

  • ナカユウ
    ナカユウ 11 hours ago


  • カミーユビダン
    カミーユビダン 11 hours ago


  • Белогоръ Ѩ
    Белогоръ Ѩ 13 hours ago

    Котики непосредственные участники творческого процесса.

  • Kimberly Hernández
    Kimberly Hernández 14 hours ago

    What a beautiful video!

  • もぐもぐもーぐもーぐもぐ


  • kim macapinlac
    kim macapinlac 17 hours ago

    galing mag cut ng carrots. one day i shall conquer.

  • Moon
    Moon 17 hours ago

    This is probably the most wholesome channel I've encountered in a while.

  • Cheygamer
    Cheygamer 18 hours ago

    i need those songs that played during the video they were so relaxing and just added on.

  • Pyper Wilding
    Pyper Wilding 18 hours ago

    Definitely trying the tofu . I’m down 😂

  • rahel ahyar
    rahel ahyar 19 hours ago

    Aku suka kucingnya. :)

  • Tame Doggo
    Tame Doggo 22 hours ago

    Gosh I’m hungry

  • Ivan Perez
    Ivan Perez 23 hours ago

    That is a beautiful Damascus steel knife

  • GG Josh
    GG Josh Day ago

    My family does this soooo much

  • The Impish Dullahan

    So tofu is literally just soy cheese? Huh.

  • Esme Hansen
    Esme Hansen Day ago

    I love these videos but they make me so hungry but I’m too lazy to make the food haha

  • Dara Cubin
    Dara Cubin Day ago

    Hello Jun... Question... What is Konjac?...and have the cats ever tired to eat something youve tired to let them smell??? Love you vlogs

  • MadaraGamer SM
    MadaraGamer SM Day ago

    Si aqui en mexico agarró agua asi me da 3 tipos de cáncer y sida :v

  • best joowon ult
    best joowon ult Day ago

    this makes me want to go into culinary for schooling tbh

  • Александр Акулов

    Сидят же, смотрят, не убегают.

  • None Robloxian
    None Robloxian Day ago

    What was the background music? It sounds so settling and I want to know.

  • Omer Eymen Show
    Omer Eymen Show Day ago

    You r great ı loved 😍

  • wojtek kita
    wojtek kita Day ago

    how many grams of nigari salt i must use?


    Wow. His videos are always so satisfying. Thank you

  • rizqa wajedi
    rizqa wajedi Day ago

    Why you not share with the cat

  • wataru
    wataru Day ago

    FR ??

  • Asel Sel
    Asel Sel Day ago

    I like your cat bro so cute

  • ChibiYui 0.0
    ChibiYui 0.0 Day ago

    is it just me or do japanese cuisine contain a lot of soup and mushrooms?

  • cosmo_rebeljdal97


  • Noa Mou
    Noa Mou Day ago

    This is my first time to watch your video and I really enjoyed so much. And I'm not big fun of Japanese food but this video makes me cook Japanese food.

  • LampP0st
    LampP0st Day ago

    Wow so tall/

  • Kari Kyaru
    Kari Kyaru Day ago

    I said "waait I know that cat" Then read the channel name's lol

  • Kaitlin Ski
    Kaitlin Ski Day ago +1

    These videos give me such a sense of longing.... I feel like this is a lifestyle and culture I'm missing out on.... 😕

  • Frosty Plays LOL
    Frosty Plays LOL 2 days ago

    The music reminds me of Undertale

  • Aisa Fahimi
    Aisa Fahimi 2 days ago +1

    How do you record the scenery and the landscape from afar in the intro of your videos? Really impressive and as good as the cooking part tbh

    • Aisa Fahimi
      Aisa Fahimi 14 hours ago

      Beth Teh Llama yeah i thought so too actually :]

    • Beth Teh Llama
      Beth Teh Llama 23 hours ago

      possibly a drone? that's my guess

  • シュヴァルツ。


  • Lelee
    Lelee 2 days ago +1

    I've rewatched this video so many times, not only because I love watching jun cook but also because this gives me some serious asmr feels. Like, when he cut the vegetables? I was basically trembling because I loved the sound. Also, the sukiyaki looked amazing and your videos always make me hungry and then sad, because there's nothing in my fridge that's as tasty as whatever's in you rvideo

  • Arch. VB
    Arch. VB 2 days ago +1

    Cats first followers!

  • River & Sun
    River & Sun 2 days ago

    I wish all ur cooking recipies

  • Enoro
    Enoro 2 days ago +1

    These videos are so relaxing :D

  • 。りっちゃん
    。りっちゃん 2 days ago


  • A.J. Jackson
    A.J. Jackson 2 days ago +3

    "Hey, guys." This man is not talking to the audience, He's talking to the cats.

  • caroline chandra
    caroline chandra 2 days ago

    Jun, you are being arrested for food terrorism

  • 柯人友
    柯人友 2 days ago


  • 은경
    은경 2 days ago

    ㅠㅠ your video is sooooooo good!!

  • silver
    silver 2 days ago


  • Jaquinite
    Jaquinite 2 days ago +1

    Pay $5.5 with just only 2 coins

  • Tae Baby
    Tae Baby 2 days ago


  • 0323 Apple
    0323 Apple 2 days ago


  • World Dominant for cat
    World Dominant for cat 2 days ago +1

    Your cat is so cute! That melts my heart.I love them!

  • Trev Palentinos
    Trev Palentinos 2 days ago

    Tofu is made of soybeans!!!!

  • mio
    mio 2 days ago

    I like how he lets his cats sniff the ingredients before using it.. cute overload!!

  • Joshua Padilla
    Joshua Padilla 2 days ago

    Those kitties must be cooking experts by now from all their observing 😂

  • Widaa Almuataz
    Widaa Almuataz 2 days ago

    so basically tofu is soya milk cheese, right?

  • Rajiv Issac
    Rajiv Issac 2 days ago

    The Damascus pattern is crazy

    MAI CHENG THAO 2 days ago +1

    That knife is sharp, no doubt.

  • Shaley Highmore
    Shaley Highmore 2 days ago

    lmfao how come ur cats sit like dat

  • borkingmad
    borkingmad 2 days ago

    Me, watching the video: jun, pinwheel designed mushrooms?! You really have outdone yourself!
    Note: I am always really impressed by Jun’s awesome knife skills- I like to cook too and I hope one day I can be as good as him! Keep up the good work jun!

  • I am a Cheeto Asmr
    I am a Cheeto Asmr 3 days ago

    I know you let them sniff your stuff but... what if they ate it??

  • I am a Cheeto Asmr
    I am a Cheeto Asmr 3 days ago

    Can you pleaseee do something with hellthy junk food!?!?!!

  • TheJode
    TheJode 3 days ago

    I just forgot that i hate cooking for 9 minutes

  • Ege Can
    Ege Can 3 days ago


  • Bug Maniac Lynke
    Bug Maniac Lynke 3 days ago

    Your cats are very calm. If I did any of that near my cat, he'd run for the hills. Apparently naming him Goku didn't give him any type of courage. He's a true scardy cat.

  • antonella rodriguez
    antonella rodriguez 3 days ago

    SOS maravilloso, gracias

  • Shayna Bsg
    Shayna Bsg 3 days ago

    Oh my god. Dunno if anyone's gonna read this but I just wanna say how I feel.
    I don't usually comment on videos on TVclip but this is the best. A friend of mine had told me about your video bc she knows I love watching food-making videos, but I didn't bother. 'Til today this video just randomly popped up on my TVclip home page and I was bored. And now I found the best food-making video ever.
    Everything is so soothing; the music, the voice, the cats, the scenario, the food, even the furniture is soothing. I can see your effort of making each video to look this satisfying. I totally fall in love with every single thing in this video. It is like a dream to me living like that. Purely amazing.
    Thank you for making such a sweet video on TVclip. I LOVE IT.

  • qw zs
    qw zs 3 days ago

    I love your cats🐈

  • レオまる
    レオまる 3 days ago


  • Mr Ananas
    Mr Ananas 3 days ago

    Whaaaa so amazing I was completely absorbed😂😂

  • Anna inc.
    Anna inc. 3 days ago


  • Aherela Stoner
    Aherela Stoner 3 days ago

    It's so satisfying 😣🤤

  • AirPls
    AirPls 3 days ago

    I am englithened

  • r
    r 3 days ago

    Can i replace the sake with something else?,i don't consume any alcohol

  • ThatGuyTobyPlayz
    ThatGuyTobyPlayz 3 days ago

    The atmosphere this video gives me and the music and all that combined just makes me think about life .... idk why but it makes me think about real stuff

  • 안재현
    안재현 3 days ago

    배그 QBZ생각나네

  • Lucy Greville
    Lucy Greville 3 days ago

    This is really nice, and the cats make it cute 👍🏻👍🏻

  • jameseglavin4
    jameseglavin4 3 days ago

    PROTIP: If you remove that useless cat from the bag on the front of the bike, it can be used as a handy storage space

  • Watch My Profanity
    Watch My Profanity 3 days ago

    Mushroom farms? Cool

  • sappiOOwOO
    sappiOOwOO 3 days ago

    I want to have cats that are that interested in what i'm doing :/

  • Ishtar Cumberstrange

    pollo con químicos para que no caduque rápido 😖

  • Jay Jay Kiddle
    Jay Jay Kiddle 3 days ago

    It’s good you use brown sugar!

  • Wilson
    Wilson 3 days ago


  • Wilson
    Wilson 3 days ago

    I don't know why, but i found the "carrot." part funny.

  • ㄹ ㄹ
    ㄹ ㄹ 4 days ago

    when i can't get sleep, i watch your videos. your voice is so calm, your videos are full of happiness.(look at those beautiful cats!) thanks Jun, you are the best!

  • namjoon’s personal advocate

    does anyone know what those balls at 4:25 are? i want one !!

  • proudeddiethegame
    proudeddiethegame 4 days ago

    I like that you keep it organic

  • ShadowDaSkelly 14
    ShadowDaSkelly 14 4 days ago

    So satisfying!!! Love your channel!

  • eve AZEA
    eve AZEA 4 days ago

    You’re hands are not normal wtf

  • nonexistentjams BTS
    nonexistentjams BTS 4 days ago

    Why do you sometimes sound Australian when you speak english.

    PC USER 4 days ago

    what kind of knife that you use? It's beautiful....

  • Muna Abdallah
    Muna Abdallah 4 days ago

    في عرب هون😁😁

  • Cakeontheroof
    Cakeontheroof 4 days ago

    I love seeing the harvesting part; I think it's become mainstream to just buy ingredients from a store. Great content!

  • isaac toboyu the helper

    Where Rachel?!?!

    • Malus Rising
      Malus Rising 3 days ago

      she was probably in anoher room doing her own work.