Shio-Koji-Marinated Tofu

shio koji marinated tofu

Shio-Koji-Marinated Tofu

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Sakura Yubi
I'm going to show you how to make shio-koji-marinated tofu. That's right. You can marinate tofu in shio koji, and what you end up with is something creamy and delicious. It's kind of like cheese, but not quite like cheese. It's one of a kind. Intrigued? Good. So let's get started!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 10 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Course Side Dish
Servings 2 serving


  • 300 g tofu (Use any type (smooth, firm, etc.) you like. )
  • 2 tbs shio koji
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tbsp pink peppercorns


  • Open up the tofu packages and discard all the water inside.
  • Transfer the tofu into a sealable plastic bag. Tofu is extremely soft and delicate, so do the best you can to keep its shape when you do this.
  • Gently smear shio koji on one side.
    Flip over the bag, and do the same thing on the other side.
  • Pull out air from the bag as much as you can, and seal up the bag.
  • Give it a gentle massage…
  • Then transfer it to the fridge.
  • Let it rest in the fridge for at least two days. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a week.
    This one has been in the fridge for a couple of days. Do you see all that water has come out? It means shio koji has worked its magic on the tofu and it's ready to eat.
  • Slice them up and plate them.
    They are soooo soft, and it's really easy to mess them up, but that's okay. The flavor is what matters, and trust me, the flavor is there.
  • Season it with some olive oil, ground black pepper, and pink peppercorns, or however you prefer.
    There is already saltiness in the tofu because of shio koji, so you don't need to add any salt to this.
    And there you have it. Tofu marinated in shio koji. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


Serving: 1servingCalories: 264.4kcalCarbohydrates: 6.6gProtein: 13.6gFat: 20.7gSaturated Fat: 2.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 281.8mgPotassium: 0.8mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 0.3IUCalcium: 187.9mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword fermentation, koji salt, marinate, salt koji, shio koji, tofu
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