Sweet miso sauce with added meat is rather common Japanese sauce. Mark’s book has a recipe of simmered daikon (“Furofuki” daikon ふろふき大根) with pork miso sauce (p20), althouhg more traditional “furofuki” daikon (which I posted before) is with just citrus-miso sauce. This time I had a good silken tofu from Kyou-zen-an 京禅庵, I decided make this tofu dish.
First, to warm up the tofu, I made a kelp broth (1×2 rectangle of dried kelp in 3 cups of cold water, when it comes to a simmer, I added 2-3 tbs of sake, 1 tsp of salt and just a drop of soy sauce not to color the broth. Although the kelp is necessary, you do not need any seasoning. (This is just to warm tofu). Place cubes (about 2×2 inches) of tofu in the broth and simmer to warm (5-10 minutes). Do not boil.