by Michael Baumgärtner


Photograph of Inari-Zushi

The fox in Japan is accepted as messenger of Inari, the God of agriculture and harvest. One of the foxes' favorite meals are filled flat cakes of tofu, this is why these Sushi are also called Inari-zushi. You sweeten the cakes and fill it with the Sushi rice. The rice can be mixed as you like with further ingredients like sesame, carrot pieces or mushroom pieces.



  • 6 flat cakes of tofu
  • 2 portions Sushi rice
  • 2/3 cup Dashi-stock
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 10 cm of carrot
  • 2 Shiitake mushrooms


Put the tofu cakes into a bowl and pour boiling water over it. Leave alone for about 2 minutes. Subsequently, drip off well. Cut through the cake in the middle and pull apart carefully to a bag. Bring Dashi-stock, sugar and soy sauce to the boil and put the tofu bags into it. Let boil at low heat until the liquidity has evaporated. Squeeze the surplus liquidity out of the tofu bags. Cut the carrot and Shiitake mushrooms into fine strips. Salt the carrot strips and knead until they get mellow. Then wash and drip off. Mix the mushroom strips and carrot strips with the rice and fill it into the tofu bags.