In Japan, soybeans is a staple and people eat soy in a multitude of dishes. One of the most popular ways to eat soy is to enjoy tofu. Tofu comes in may different styles and shapes. It can be formed and pressed and eaten uncooked or fried, baked, grilled or broiled.
One of my favorite tofu dishes is tofu steak. Tofu absorbs the flavors of whatever is served with it, so when I make tofu steak I like to cook the tofu as plainly as possible and then add toppings to give it a unique taste and texture.
This recipe uses grated Japanese mountain yam (yamaimo), soy sauce and bonito flakes (katsuobushi) as toppings for the tofu. But you can use a variety of other toppings as you like- miso, chopped cooked veggies, or even pasta sauce.