Jakopi Tofu

Jakopi Tofu is one of dozens of Japanese tofu dishes. It is tofu covered by a topping made of small chirimenjako fish and peanuts. It is a side dish that can be prepared within five minutes.


  • 2 blocks of soft tofu
  • 40g of dried chirimenjako* (anchovies)
  • 50g peanuts or almonds
  • Green onions
  • 10ml sesame seeds
  • 5ml sesame oil

* May not be available in Western supermarkets; but you should be able to find it in Japanese grocery stores that exist in most large European and American cities.


  • Cut green onion and peanuts in small pieces.
  • Heat up sesame oil in a fry pan.
  • Add peanuts and chirimenjako into the pan.
  • After about two minutes, add the green onions and sesame seeds into the pan.
  • After friying for another two to three minutes, spread the Jakopi on the tofu and serve. Add soya sauce as you like.

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