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 • 12 603

  • Rachel and Jun
    Rachel and Jun 9 months ago +25417

    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.

    • Teresa Wei
      Teresa Wei Day ago

      (in that one halo voice)betrayal

    • drakke125Channel
      drakke125Channel 2 days ago

      a woman holds many secrets
      But a man holds many secrets behind his hands and fingers -_^

    • Maybell Does Makeup
      Maybell Does Makeup 7 days ago

      Rachel and Jun why don’t you just buy soy milk

    • Cathy Fluff
      Cathy Fluff 7 days ago

      +SpiffyGamer That's what I was thinking!😮

    • SpiffyGamer
      SpiffyGamer 7 days ago

      What's the mini burner you use when cooking? D:

  • White wolf 24
    White wolf 24 11 hours ago

    4:26 beautiful and Nice ball i like blue flowers

  • misa misa
    misa misa 16 hours ago


  • 暇人
    暇人 18 hours ago


  • Jennifer Nunez
    Jennifer Nunez 19 hours ago

    Your a wonderful human being and I love what your doing, but why would you put the sharp side of your knife where your fur babies can grab it?

  • A N X I E T Y
    A N X I E T Y 20 hours ago

    Quisiera cocinar así
    Pero yo solo hago repostería :'v

  • Canal Sagitário
    Canal Sagitário 21 hour ago

    so cute your cats watching you making food (sorry for any mistake, I'm still learning English)

  • Alisabel0426
    Alisabel0426 Day ago

    I don’t know why but i have seen this video more than 20 times!!

  • ArcheryDood Shmiffy

    namago looks really delicious for some reason

  • Felicity the Potato


  • Reltpid
    Reltpid Day ago


  • Sommers Family
    Sommers Family Day ago

    This looks delicious! I'M HUNGRY NOWWW!

  • Sommers Family
    Sommers Family Day ago +2

    So satisfying! Your voice is very calming aswell. But I'm sadly defiantly not gonna be trying it BUT IT LOOKS SO GOOD Reasons for that is I'm 10, I can barely use a toaster, I'm allergic to mushrooms and DEFINITELY NOT ABLE TO HAVE SAKE LOL

  • Sono chan Gaming and more!

    I wanna eat right now even tho I’m sick :-;

  • Y S.
    Y S. Day ago

    チャンネル登録させて頂きました! これからも頑張ってください!😁🇯🇵🎌

  • Jason Milano
    Jason Milano Day ago

    SHIIT take mushroom

  • 777 chanel
    777 chanel Day ago


  • Amna Aleem
    Amna Aleem Day ago

    Mushroom is'nt a s not!

  • Alumil
    Alumil Day ago

    “Sukiyaki is normally enjoyed win friends”
    Bold assumption of you

  • Wipa ploy
    Wipa ploy Day ago

    Wow. (แมวน่ารักมาก)

  • Cynthia K.
    Cynthia K. Day ago

    I love how your cats supervise everything

  • Superp222
    Superp222 Day ago

    Ur so lucky u have access to a farm for fresh ingredients. Japanese food just isn't the same if food is preserved

  • kennetta Wright
    kennetta Wright Day ago

    Aww cute kittys

  • luunarrr is galactic

    i watched an anime called blue exorcist, and when rin said he liked this or takiyaki, not sure, i just found out what it was xD

  • brooke doeee
    brooke doeee Day ago +1

    soft water??

  • Nicole McKinnon
    Nicole McKinnon Day ago

    I'm a picky eater, but I wanna try this! I cannot wait till the day I can visit japan because I will NOT let my eating habit get in the way!

  • CChoco :D
    CChoco :D Day ago

    im slightly confused. He grabbed Chinese Cabbage. But he said its a Popular dish in Japan. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?! Japan or China. (probably Japan but i just want to make sure)

  • alanfender123
    alanfender123 Day ago

    so uh...who does the cleanup of all the pots and pans bro

  • Sheep King
    Sheep King 2 days ago

    the website said it expired and the owner has to login, I wonder what that's about

  • Lou Lolliyum
    Lou Lolliyum 2 days ago

    Man, Asian cabbages all look the same.

  • Meng zhe Wu
    Meng zhe Wu 2 days ago


  • an egg
    an egg 2 days ago

    I remember this level from cooking mama

  • slimey anniahlation decxstar

    hhaku looks soo cuttee

  • Erin Edelweiss
    Erin Edelweiss 2 days ago

    Belive you me, sometime I'll live in that beautiful country.

  • Kirsten Carlson
    Kirsten Carlson 2 days ago

    How can you make it extra firm? Longer press?

  • Cathy Fluff
    Cathy Fluff 2 days ago

    I just want to stick my head into the screen and start eating.*it would be so delicious*

  • Tiago Paixão
    Tiago Paixão 2 days ago

    Beautiful video.
    Congratulations Brasil.

  • SierraLee33 _YT
    SierraLee33 _YT 2 days ago

    You need to be on a cooking show

  • Alex Jackal
    Alex Jackal 2 days ago

    He should be on a cooking show and suprise the judges

  • [WUT] Mai
    [WUT] Mai 2 days ago

    I like how he lets his cats snif some of the food. Reminds me of how my cat does that when i bake too. Just that my cat steals my frosting ;-;. But I like how calm his videos are, i literly just subscribed. Keep up the good work!

  • Cinzy Yznc
    Cinzy Yznc 2 days ago

    if you really love animals, you do not have to eat them ...😕

  • 열린소세지
    열린소세지 2 days ago

    이상적인 스키야키가 아닐세!!!!

  • Sutrayanyyy Muhammad Khairul jameel

    Everytime im stressed i watch your videos and i calm down

  • Maznah Maznah
    Maznah Maznah 2 days ago

    if I don't want to use mirin &sake,what can I use to replace it?

  • ProfIhs
    ProfIhs 2 days ago

    really nice video

  • Flying Pillow
    Flying Pillow 2 days ago

    Anyone knows which music it is from epidemic sound ? (the soft inspiring piano track)

  • Nani?
    Nani? 2 days ago

    Whitaker mushroom hehehe

  • Keira The Blob
    Keira The Blob 2 days ago

    I can't believe that your nearly at 3,000,000

  • Alexden96
    Alexden96 2 days ago

    I love how you let the cats sniff whatever ingredient you have. I do that too! XD

  • Mikey Buchanan
    Mikey Buchanan 2 days ago

    Dude you have almost 3mil subs...and you're an incredible are you not posting more. I wanna see more!

  • Estrés Creativo
    Estrés Creativo 2 days ago

    Delicious 😋 👍🏻

  • Df G
    Df G 2 days ago +1


  • Dab killer
    Dab killer 2 days ago

    *Shit take mushrooms* HAHA

  • evilmissmunchkin
    evilmissmunchkin 2 days ago

    This is the only TVclip channel me and my kitty can watch together... oops, she fell asleep. But I’m still watching, and love your recipes (and kitties)!

  • Tam Cookies
    Tam Cookies 2 days ago

    Can U Try Making
    *Razor Clams*

  • liliana thần tượng âm nhạc

    Do you know vietnamese ?

  • Caleb Thompson
    Caleb Thompson 2 days ago

    what is the difference between Chinese cabbage and American cabbage?

  • 푸푸링
    푸푸링 2 days ago

    ㅠㅠ 맛있겠다ㅠㅠㅠ

  • Okami San
    Okami San 2 days ago

    You should join Master Chef, you're really good, I can already feel the deliciousness of your sukiyaki!

  • Tiny animal Crew
    Tiny animal Crew 2 days ago

    I've watched this like 1000000 times

  • Hayley Tsang
    Hayley Tsang 3 days ago

    Tofu is basically bean cheese?

  • Your least favorite uncle

    I wanna be tracer

  • Oleg Pankratov
    Oleg Pankratov 3 days ago

    That is fantastic! Thanks for your translation and for your clever cats!

  • The suductive Flower

    All of the foods that he makes looks so yummy and it just makes me even more hungry

  • J
    J 3 days ago +1


  • Rebooza TM
    Rebooza TM 3 days ago

    I clicked cuz I saw that cat boi

  • No Reason
    No Reason 3 days ago

    You are a god

  • Yuri Bersabe
    Yuri Bersabe 3 days ago

    Why tf is this video on Pets ?.?.????

  • Diogenes of Sinope
    Diogenes of Sinope 3 days ago

    What happened to your website?

  • Priscilla Reger
    Priscilla Reger 3 days ago

    Besides when Rachel said WHAT ELSE R U HOLDING OUT ON MEH JUN that was clearly Rachel speaking not,jun,

  • Priscilla Reger
    Priscilla Reger 3 days ago

    In 4:33 it looked like rice krispees XD

  • Plus Up
    Plus Up 3 days ago

    Ору суки яки xD

  • SaBoRhbg
    SaBoRhbg 3 days ago

    Can you use this "Okara" as a substitute for milk?

  • Joey Walker
    Joey Walker 3 days ago

    Your knives look amazing!

  • gang
    gang 3 days ago +1

    Cats you’re gonna be next on the menu 🙂

  • gang
    gang 3 days ago +1

    Stop talking about cats gay boys, this channel is about food not cars. Anyways dogs are better.

  • 서동윤
    서동윤 3 days ago

    You are my best creater

  • mini world sinh tồn

    Ngon quá

  • まじまんじ
    まじまんじ 3 days ago +7


  • unkown unkown
    unkown unkown 3 days ago

    i like how he has a audience

  • ngothu hang
    ngothu hang 3 days ago

    Cats so cute

  • Audrey forever
    Audrey forever 3 days ago

    I love Haku, he's an old soul

  • KiKi
    KiKi 3 days ago

    0:00 where is this?

  • Shahir Abdullah
    Shahir Abdullah 3 days ago

    You have the cutest cats in the world 💕

  • Nettle
    Nettle 4 days ago

    Instructions unclear, couldn't find your uncle's garden

  • putricaina
    putricaina 4 days ago

    Hey Juns, I really like your videos, how did you learn all this? Amazing stuff!

  • Macc00 RBLX
    Macc00 RBLX 4 days ago

    Why was this in my pets topic 0_0

  • Salisbury Mason
    Salisbury Mason 4 days ago

    Hi Jun, I would love it if you could do a classic recipe with okara. I have started to make my own tofu thanks to your channel - it is fantastic (the tofu and your channel). I've experimented with okara in cakes and puddings. It would be nice to make an authentic Japanese recipe with it.

  • star shooting
    star shooting 4 days ago +2


  • 獣Kemeno
    獣Kemeno 4 days ago

    faze tofu

  • Linda Doble W
    Linda Doble W 4 days ago +1

    Which is the temperature for the fire? (High, middle or low)?

  • Alice
    Alice 4 days ago

    I never knew until today that chickpeas and soya are the same thing....

  • GP Shurry
    GP Shurry 4 days ago

    More likely mix Sake and Mirim. By the way, love from Korea.

  • Allysico
    Allysico 4 days ago

    I've heard this song somewhere before... I just cant place where.
    At least I know to make my own soy milk and tofu now while trying to figure it out xD

  • muhammad ridha
    muhammad ridha 4 days ago

    Oh itu tahu toh ....

  • Dofari dof
    Dofari dof 4 days ago

    I love this and you cat, you now I LOVE CAT like you chanel,I love cooking you Food so yummy

  • Charity Susan
    Charity Susan 4 days ago

    Even your cooking videos are beautiful! :)

  • Charity Susan
    Charity Susan 4 days ago

    I love watching your cats watch you cook! So cute!

  • X-cube AMV
    X-cube AMV 4 days ago +3

    Perfect channel for me