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 • 14 928

  • Mike Kazz
    Mike Kazz 16 hours ago +1

    6:38 the shitakes gave me an idea for a pattern for cookies or a pan dulce (sugar bread).

  • Mike Kazz
    Mike Kazz 17 hours ago +1

    What type of sugar was that, it was like a crystalline form of sugar?

  • ジョナサン
    ジョナサン 18 hours ago


  • Sejiboi 2
    Sejiboi 2 Day ago

    Soft water?

  • LMSPetRescue
    LMSPetRescue Day ago

    Your cats are so well cat took my bread crust off my plate an ran off with it when I turned my head to sneeze earlier -_- my cat has plenty of food all the time he just loves to steal whatever food I’m eating all the time

  • Falconer89
    Falconer89 Day ago

    This is not ASMR but this videos are very satisfying to watch

  • Redi Rdplv
    Redi Rdplv Day ago

    Cat 😽

  • Nut Shell
    Nut Shell Day ago

    I need a Jun in my life

  • Cheng Matthew
    Cheng Matthew Day ago

    Nagi looks so shocked in the thumbnail lmao

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra Day ago +1

    Just think about the fact that jun has now moved to Fukuoka and that we won’t be able to see all the farms that were in his videos anymore and the kitchen is different

  • Maria Arisa Amoroso
    Maria Arisa Amoroso 2 days ago +1

    New video please

  • Pabi _thefirst
    Pabi _thefirst 2 days ago

    - Nice House
    - Nice kitchen
    - Knows how to cook
    => what do you think of marriage Jun ?

  • A wam cup of your mom's ass liquid

    *All ingredients must first be smelled and approved by the Cat Gods.*

  • xLethality
    xLethality 2 days ago

    do you think Gordon Ramsay would like his food?

  • Jelly Bean
    Jelly Bean 3 days ago

    So tofu is cheese?

  • My Eilish
    My Eilish 3 days ago +2

    Ugh. Im hungry...

    Please gimme sum uwu

  • Scorpion 1868
    Scorpion 1868 3 days ago

    Send this video to all of your asian friends

  • Ignacio Ramos
    Ignacio Ramos 3 days ago

    Jun's website is no longer :(

  • Some anime Lover
    Some anime Lover 3 days ago

    Are you native Because your english is so fluent

    • Buh Bye
      Buh Bye Day ago

      It's because of his wife, Rachel

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King 3 days ago

    Hey where did that epic comment about getting the ingredients go?
    I miss is :(

  • stephen clark
    stephen clark 4 days ago

    wonderful video, but so much plastic :(

  • Squareplanets
    Squareplanets 4 days ago

    The cats just watching the human lol

  • Sara Moon
    Sara Moon 4 days ago

    I love how he gives the cats a chance to sniff everything I do the same to my dogs😂

  • lil Washington
    lil Washington 4 days ago

    The way he dropped the knife✨

  • a guy who loves to eat lolipop

    Youre the first Japanese that could speak English very well

  • Corgi Chan
    Corgi Chan 4 days ago +2

    Rachel and Jun,
    Thank you so much I really want to learn more Japanese
    And all the Japanese I have learned now is from you guys!
    And thanks to making me smile on the worst days ever! 😁 owo uwu

  • Tri Tri
    Tri Tri 4 days ago

    the website expired

  • Corgi Chan
    Corgi Chan 4 days ago

    Baka! Meshitero!~

  • Phương Lê
    Phương Lê 4 days ago

    You Vietnamese or Something

  • Creaky C.
    Creaky C. 4 days ago

    I actually enjoy tofu but I am allergic to soy

  • Sophie Red Pandas
    Sophie Red Pandas 4 days ago

    I love the crisp sounds of the vegetables being cut!

  • Tess Alikhan
    Tess Alikhan 4 days ago

    The carrot part sounded like asmr

  • まんじゅうもみじ


  • Mathias M
    Mathias M 5 days ago +1

    Jun, where have you been with these awesome videos?

  • Dimitar S
    Dimitar S 5 days ago

    i love baking kitties with my dog

  • 물불
    물불 5 days ago

    우와 신기하네요 좋은영상감사합니다

  • Ye Mimme
    Ye Mimme 6 days ago

    I love how he uses natural ingredients for his food. Natural is always better!

  • HundredEyelands Cam
    HundredEyelands Cam 6 days ago

    I really love your knives, I don't know why but I'm really really interested lol

  • jurajil pcy
    jurajil pcy 6 days ago

    this is so satisfying to watch!

  • Keth Pattra
    Keth Pattra 6 days ago

    Sound great!

  • 野仔大雄
    野仔大雄 6 days ago

    His videos always remind me life can be so relaxing and chill.

  • Barru Alfayni
    Barru Alfayni 6 days ago

    09:08 umbrella corporation

  • rosee
    rosee 6 days ago

    I just wanna know where can I find those containers he uses to soak those soybeans at 2:00

  • JeonYumie
    JeonYumie 6 days ago

    Ur cat is soooooo gentle

  • Ashton Teo
    Ashton Teo 6 days ago

    What even is soft wateer

  • Victoria Ponte
    Victoria Ponte 6 days ago +1

    Something about his cooking style is so soothing. Like, his videos can help put me to sleep. And I love it!

  • pheonix jeff
    pheonix jeff 6 days ago

    The time the person must have taken to make that knife, that's 3 diffrent Damascus patterns in one knife.

  • petrol _head
    petrol _head 7 days ago

    I love the way your cats just watch you. they are so cute.

  • Karbi Kid
    Karbi Kid 7 days ago

    The right cat is more curious that the left one

  • Fuck Hands McMike
    Fuck Hands McMike 7 days ago

    I love how you always let the cats smell the ingredients
    I also love that they always stay with you in the kitchen.

    CHARISSE CADUCIO 7 days ago

    Where is poki?

  • chaza 06
    chaza 06 7 days ago

    It looks like there isn’t mushroom for anything else in that pan

  • Carmen Thomas
    Carmen Thomas 7 days ago

    the cutest thing I’ve seen is a cat on a bike in a little basket

  • Maria Eugenia Messina

    Its so relaxing 😯

  • nano :3
    nano :3 8 days ago

    how are you not scared to leave the cat alone in the bike?

  • Luka_Unknown
    Luka_Unknown 8 days ago

    When j go to your website it says that, website is expired

  • AF Nyan Nyan
    AF Nyan Nyan 8 days ago


  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman 8 days ago

    mushrooms ,umbrella corp?

  • Green Ranger
    Green Ranger 8 days ago +3

    Never get bored watching this again and again..
    who else ?

  • Zenzie_chi
    Zenzie_chi 8 days ago

    Why does he let the cats to smell every ingredients?

  • Majoki VT
    Majoki VT 8 days ago


  • anime dude
    anime dude 8 days ago

    I swear I am in love with Japanese culture Ughhhhh

  • Ruby Unicorn
    Ruby Unicorn 9 days ago +1

    By the way in standard English you wouldn’t say ‘let the sugar melt’ it would be let the sugar dissolve
    Love your vids xx

  • Taylor Jayne
    Taylor Jayne 9 days ago

    I find these cooking videos incredibly satisfying with the knife skills and presentation. It’s like stress relief xx

  • ittybitty art
    ittybitty art 9 days ago

    He's like the Bob Ross of cooking...

  • 박종하
    박종하 9 days ago

    one of my top life wonders why are u a house husband. U know how many bois want to be skilled in cooking like u

  • Cornelia R
    Cornelia R 9 days ago

    You should make your own ”Juns kitchen knife”

  • Jack Keller
    Jack Keller 9 days ago

    This is so cool but it is weird how he is talking to his cats

  • Vinny Sanford
    Vinny Sanford 9 days ago

    is-is that Damascus steel?

  • lauren lockhart
    lauren lockhart 9 days ago

    this is art

  • Alexander Cienfuegos

    Like si ves este vídeo hablando español jajaja

  • Step Neko
    Step Neko 9 days ago


  • joshua g
    joshua g 10 days ago

    Okay come on, who doesn't want to see him on Master Chef?

  • のみ
    のみ 10 days ago


  • matt winward
    matt winward 10 days ago

    Life pro tip, find a spouse that looks at you like nagi looks at Jun cooking.

  • dyu lee na
    dyu lee na 10 days ago +3

    Im not here to try this recipe (i cant cook) Im just here to watch his great cooking skills and his cats

  • Ley Lah
    Ley Lah 10 days ago

    Everything is so fresh, and very satisfying to watch

  • Roselynn Falcon
    Roselynn Falcon 10 days ago

    Growing up I always hated tofu, but where I live now theres a lovely Japanese restaurant in town and just at that restaurant the tofu is delicious. I wonder if they make their own, and thats the difference? It certainly looks more like this and less like the tofu I've seen in stores.

  • DakotaPie
    DakotaPie 11 days ago

    What i love about his channel is that he shows him preparing and buying the ingredients. Great job!

  • John Doe
    John Doe 11 days ago +2

    Is it bad that I saw the green onions and immediately thought of Farfetch'd

  • Deny Satria
    Deny Satria 11 days ago

    Where the hell those dislikes came from!!?? I'm so glad i found this channel!!! you has a new sub jun-san, keep cooking!!! 😁 *Sorry if my english is bad, i'm from Indonesia 😁

  • Star Studios
    Star Studios 11 days ago

    the little mushrooms on the logs were so cute ^0^

  • big Things
    big Things 11 days ago +1

    I ❤ your cats😂🤣

  • ThediamondFury
    ThediamondFury 11 days ago

    This is so satisfying, love your videos!

  • 本多圭介
    本多圭介 11 days ago


  • Satou
    Satou 11 days ago

    Lmao, meanwhile I live in a meth town.

  • TheRandomGuyFromDownUnder

    Your videos have a relaxing but also motivating feel to them. in a way makes me want to cook like this, fresh and healthy.

  • noela amandu
    noela amandu 11 days ago +1

    Poki is almost never seen. Probably doing something fishy

  • SamuNeu77
    SamuNeu77 11 days ago

    I have a Questionen way is there a half German titel

  • shart
    shart 11 days ago

    Lights up torch
    *lets cat smell it*

  • Hämma _
    Hämma _ 11 days ago

    Your videos make me so calm i dont know why

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    LOBO bee 11 days ago


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    dallxndiscx 11 days ago

    So aesthetically pleasing! 🙏

  • SandboxArrow
    SandboxArrow 12 days ago

    Japanese always don't fail to impress me

  • Alex K
    Alex K 12 days ago

    dear internet...


  • Dylan Fokkelman
    Dylan Fokkelman 12 days ago

    I keep listening to this video while cooking. You are the only one I have listened to on my new headphones.

  • R3 Titanium
    R3 Titanium 12 days ago

    Do you do this everyday for dinner

  • BlueMonkey
    BlueMonkey 12 days ago +1

    Do you use the same knife when you chop things as the ones that you sharpen in other videos?