(Recipe and Photos by Yuko Jones)
Ingredient for 2 people
Go-ya (better melon) 1/3 melon
Tomato 1/2 fruit
Tofu (momentofu) 1/2 package
Home made salad dressing …
Soy sauce – 1table spoon
Lemon juice – 1 table spoon
Sugar – 1 table spoon
Vinegar – 1table spoon
＊Mirin table – 1 spoon (if you like)(Optional)
＊Mirin is a traditional seasoning agent unique to Japanese cuisine. Versatile and easy to use, Mirin is prized by both professional chefs as well as Japanese households for its ability to enhance flavor.
Mirin is a fermented product made from mochigome (sweet rice), koji, alcohol and sugar. Gekkeikan mirin enhances the flavor of cooking ingredients while giving a mildly sweet character to create a satisfying balance.
Dice-cut tofu and tomato
Slice goya and gently squeeze goya with 1 table spoon salt about 30 seconds and wash and dry. This process is to reduce the bitter taste of the goya.
Just dish up. Put tofu on the serving dish first, then goya on the tofu, and finally top off with tomato.
Dressing: mix all ingredients and pour on the salad.
Enjoy your healthy vitamin C rich salad.