OCHIKERON Recipe: VEGAN Tofu Hamburger Steak  やみつき豆腐ハンバーグ

MAY 2022(vol. 175)

Healthy and addictive hamburger steak using NO MEAT, only Tofu :DBelieve it or not, it is not at all soggy but very filling!!!

I love to eat it with Mizkan’s Ajipon, but regular Ponzu sauce or any dressing of your choice is okay 😉

Difficulty: Very Easy

Time: 20min

Number of servings: 8 pieces


* 400g (14oz.) Firm Tofu
* 20g Fu (Japanese dried wheat gluten) or Panko (bread crumbs)
* 4 scallions (about 40g)
* 4 tsp. toasted white sesame seeds
* 1 tbsp. corn or potato starch

2 tsp. sesame oil
8 thinly sliced Shiso leaves
grape tomatoes

Mizkan’s Ajipon, regular Ponzu sauce, or dressing of your choice


1. Drain Tofu in a strainer.  Put Fu in a plastic bag and crush them into crumbs with your fingers.  Chop scallions.

2. Put “A” in a bowl and knead well by hand until smooth.  Divide it into 8, take one piece, remove the air by passing from one hand to the other, then form it into flat round shape.  Repeat the steps and make the rest.

3. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and cook both sides until golden brown.

4. Serve on a dish, put some sliced Shiso leaves on top, then garnish with some grape tomatoes. Eat with Ponzu sauce, or dressing.

FYI: Ponzu sauce from scratch: 2 tsp. lemon juice + 4 tsp. soy sauce