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 • 15 693

  • MrGoku.
    MrGoku. Hour ago

    I don’t have “my uncles garden”

  • len
    len 6 hours ago


  • Melek Naz Kağnıcı
    Melek Naz Kağnıcı 9 hours ago

    You have veryy goood hand💜 nice looked

  • SmokeisbadMofu
    SmokeisbadMofu 14 hours ago

    Even the Cat don‘t want to eat that shit😂

  • nothingtoseehere
    nothingtoseehere 14 hours ago +1

    Me after watching: pp time

  • nothingtoseehere
    nothingtoseehere 14 hours ago +1

    5:25 CRUMCHHHH

  • nothingtoseehere
    nothingtoseehere 14 hours ago +1

    3:25 drippppppppp

  • nothingtoseehere
    nothingtoseehere 14 hours ago +1

    2:29 blender be like: VVRVRVRVRBRBVRVRV

  • nothingtoseehere
    nothingtoseehere 14 hours ago +1

    1:14 carrrott

  • 廬구밍
    廬구밍 15 hours ago

    Cat vlog youtuber

  • Chinyerre
    Chinyerre 17 hours ago

    If my life is gonna be a short one then i hope i get to be reborn and turn into a cat which you would adopt!

  • 二乃
    二乃 18 hours ago


  • sたもつ
    sたもつ 18 hours ago


  • CRISTIANO Oprava a renovace kůže

    Кто русский смотрит СУКИЯКИ, ставь лайк!

  • Zest •Vin
    Zest •Vin 21 hour ago

    The cat 😍

  • JunJam02 NightMad
    JunJam02 NightMad 23 hours ago +3


  • Celestial Goldhart


  • 꽃잔디
    꽃잔디 Day ago

    한국어 없어서 외롭자누..

  • 早朝ばななch


  • W El
    W El Day ago

    I like how u prepared all the foods!fresh and natural! Love it!

  • 가든
    가든 Day ago

    응 니애미 ㅋ

  • Adriana Rodriguez

    Jun flexing on us with his kitchen gadgets. Now i feel poor lol

  • Red Dragon Emperor

    Laughs in meat eater

  • Ninja Gecko
    Ninja Gecko Day ago

    Is there any non-meat substitute to the meat?

  • Андрей Сергеевич

    Сразу видно - сильный и независимый мужчина ))

  • monotox
    monotox Day ago

    Вай вай вай как же це лампово

  • iavidde
    iavidde Day ago

    I like How he says konjacu

  • grafik123
    grafik123 Day ago

    adamsın sen

  • xoxosugarheartsxoxo

    ew... all that plastic. but basically, tofu is soybean cheese. the process is so similar to making mozzarella

  • Punch44 777
    Punch44 777 Day ago

    7:18 Waygu beef?

  • fathur faisal
    fathur faisal Day ago

    Am i the only one who enjoy watching cat that enjoy watching cook 😂

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  • ぽとぽち
    ぽとぽち Day ago +1


    ANG MANGO Day ago +1

    읭? 제목이 한글이라서 들어왔는데 한국인이 아무도 없네;;

  • yacket
    yacket 2 days ago +10

    fresh food? home made? well behaved tiny animals? ugh. that's almost the dream.

  • Army Otaku
    Army Otaku 2 days ago

    “Garden” That’s a whole-ass farm-!

  • Nezu Ten
    Nezu Ten 2 days ago +1

    silly question but if you add sake and mirin, can kids still eat that? or is the alcohol going away through the boiling?
    i like your videos, thats for the awesome recipes :))

  • Swagboi Alex
    Swagboi Alex 2 days ago +1

    4k ultra hd anime cooking show?

  • Кирилл
    Кирилл 2 days ago

    3:05 похоже на облачко

  • leigh ji
    leigh ji 2 days ago


  • Brooke Iseppi
    Brooke Iseppi 2 days ago

    That looks delicious but why use tofu when your not vegan/ vegetarian is it for health or taste ? Just curious ? Ps your cats are super cute

    • Philip Chung
      Philip Chung 2 days ago

      Tofu tastes good :) especially it is so versatile, like I don't know for Japanese, but as a Korean, we can deep fry tofu and eat it with soy sauce, we have silk tofu stew, deep fried tofu skins stuffed in rice, we put it into stews with hard tofu, and many more I can't even tell you. Tofu is not only cheap, versatile, and tasty, but from what I know, in east Asia, it is pretty readily available. Hopefully that clears some stuff up!

  • Ruff
    Ruff 2 days ago

    Да, да кругом сукияки, та ще які...

  • SC N
    SC N 2 days ago


  • Mel Cat
    Mel Cat 3 days ago

    Take this man to my house so we can have his food

  • Skeleton Beauty
    Skeleton Beauty 3 days ago +1

    I’m pretty sure I’ve rewatched every single cooking video on your channel at least 18 times

  • Brandon Huie
    Brandon Huie 3 days ago +1

    Love your videos they’re so entertaining and interesting to see how you make these different foods. Also I love your cats.

  • Hailey Young
    Hailey Young 3 days ago

    Your cookin videos make me sleepy when I gotta go to bed

  • SCP- 1616
    SCP- 1616 3 days ago +2


    • SCP- 1616
      SCP- 1616 4 hours ago


    • DiXA
      DiXA 4 hours ago

      SCP- 1616 日本人やでじゅんさん

  • Lynni L
    Lynni L 3 days ago +20

    Jun: this vegetable is fresh and clean. plz have a look.
    cat: let me check... approved.

  • Lynni L
    Lynni L 3 days ago

    why do you speak so perfect English? no Japanese accent.

  • Kitty Vu
    Kitty Vu 3 days ago +3

    Dude I've seen my mother making tofu at home and there is nothing easy or aesthetically pleasing about that, so how do you manage making it look that way?

  • buble lee
    buble lee 3 days ago


  • thunderdome
    thunderdome 3 days ago


  • Zj Zhang
    Zj Zhang 3 days ago +1

    Why your cats don't jump on the table?

  • Melissa da
    Melissa da 3 days ago

    J'ai une question pourquoi garder si peu de carrote

  • りょくちゃ[りょう]

    Ue wo muite arukou.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 3 days ago

    what is soft water? is it required for making tofu?

    • Anthony
      Anthony 3 days ago

      nevermind i saw the description

  • Potato Cat
    Potato Cat 3 days ago

    Why don’t you let poki smell the ingredients??

  • 小隻馬
    小隻馬 3 days ago +5


    • 오덕수
      오덕수 14 hours ago

      在这里见到"法轮功"修炼者,真高兴。 对下一个集结地应该很清楚吧?

    • 陳啟豪
      陳啟豪 15 hours ago


    • 冰原iceyuan
      冰原iceyuan 2 days ago

      @小隻馬 我已經放棄找了

    • 小隻馬
      小隻馬 2 days ago

      @冰原iceyuan 我也往下找過沒找到😭

    • 冰原iceyuan
      冰原iceyuan 3 days ago


  • SukiYaki
    SukiYaki 4 days ago


  • Muro N
    Muro N 4 days ago

    Почему твои коты не двигаются? Ты их приклеил что ли?

  • Aoife Graham
    Aoife Graham 4 days ago

    i keep on coming back to this video it’s just sooooooooo good! like an actual piece of art

  • Luna and Stella Dolls
    Luna and Stella Dolls 4 days ago +16

    I love how Haku stays in the basket without any harness. He is an amazing cat.

  • Astrolo_Gaming
    Astrolo_Gaming 5 days ago

    That looked cool when the soy beans cracked

  • white raven
    white raven 5 days ago

    someone courier me to this country!

  • thrones of game
    thrones of game 5 days ago

    not a single soul:
    me: MM thats a long tongue

  • Speed Fire
    Speed Fire 5 days ago

    Мы в Корее называем тофу "тУпу"

  • Da.Armour Titan
    Da.Armour Titan 5 days ago

    *shiit* taki mushroom

  • C H
    C H 5 days ago


  • Shima Renzo
    Shima Renzo 5 days ago

    A trip to your Uncle's garden may be a bit of a trip for me, since I live in the usa, but if I go can I get a carrot?

  • NAIL
    NAIL 6 days ago

    Украл видео у дневника еврея: прожить день за 10 рублей

  • Phet Pham
    Phet Pham 6 days ago

    Das a big carrot

  • ZeroX Agreed
    ZeroX Agreed 6 days ago

    God, please reincarnate me into one of Rachel and Jun’s cat when I die.

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  • Lily Nagy
    Lily Nagy 6 days ago +2

    When the cats smell the food it makes me happy