Tokoroten Cubes Recipe Japanese Low Calorie Dish

4.7  based on 13 Ratings

Updated: 19.06.2019

Serving(s): 1

Ingredients

Agar Agar * 20 g (0.7 oz)
Rice Vinegar * 2 Tbsp
Soy Sauce * 1 Tbsp
Water 500 ml (2.1 cup)
Sugar 1 Tbsp

Equipment

Sharp Knife * 1 Piece
Pot * 1 Piece
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Recipe Information

Vegetarian: yes
Vegan: yes
Lactose: no
Gluten: yes
Calories: ~ 70 Calories
Difficulty: 1/3
Kitchen: From which country does the recipe come?
Spicy: Not Spicy Not Spicy Not Spicy Not Spicy
Category:
Preparation: 5 Min.
Cooking Time 5 Min.
Total Time 130 Min.
Keywords
Original Characters ところてん
Pronunciation
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Preparation

  1. Bring the water to a boil with 1 tbsp of vinegar

  2. Add the Agar Agar Powder and stir well. Cook it for 2 minutes.

  3. Cool the mass now. I tipped it into a square plastic jar.

  4. Place the jar in the fridge for 2 hours. The tokoroten becomes star

  5. Cut the solid mass now into cubes. Just cut in the box. You may need to shake the box hard to drop the cubes.

  6. Mix the sauce: simply mix 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp soy sauce in an extra bowl.

  7. Serve the Tokoroten and dip the cubes into the sauce or mix it directly with the Tokoroten.

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Table of Contents:

    What is Tokoroten?

    Tokoroten are usually thin noodles that consist of water and agar. Agar is a herbal and vegetarian remedy that is made from algae. To make the noodles, you need a so-called Toko-tsuki. With this utensil you press the cooled mass (water + agar) through a press with a grid. Similar to a pasta press. But since I and many others do not own this device, I cut my agar agar mass into small cubes. This also makes them better eatable :)

    How healthy is Tokoroten?

    Tokoroten are very healthy, because the almost calorie-free snack is eaten in Japan as a saturating agent. As a snack (chilled in the summer) you can prepare and enjoy it with different sauces. A perfect and very healthy snack.

    Where can I buy the ingredients for Tokoroten?

    For Tokoroten you really only need water, some vinegar and Agar Agar. Fortunately, I have a German product by Dr. med. Oetker discovers 100% Agar Agar. Just order it via Amazon (see preparation list)

    How does Tokoroten taste like?

    Tokoroten actually tastes like nothing. The herbal jelly is almost tasteless. Only the sauce is a carrier of the taste. Try different sauces.

    These sauces are suitable for Tokoroten

    I have often prepared the following sauces. My favorite is and remains the simplest sauce :)

    The Sauce in this Recipe - My Favourite - Mild Tase

    • 1 Tbs Rice Vinegar
    • 1 Tbs Soy Saucee
    • 1 Tbs Sugar

    Kuromitsu Sauce - Sweet and salty

    • 1 tbs (heaped) brown sugar
    • 1 tbs (level) white sugar
    • 2 tbs water

    Kantō-Sauce - Spiced

    • 2 tbs Soy Sauce
    • 2 tbs Rice Vinegar
    • 1/4 minzed spring onion
    • 1 teaspoon mustard

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    Comments

    • Gast Logo sharad joshig : 2020-05-10 15:55:55

      Thank you very much for your recipe 

      • RyuKoch Logo RyuKoch (Ryusei & Matthias)

        Hi sharad joshig,
        thank you very much :) Enjoy this small dish :)
        ~Matthias

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