Easy Japanese Veggie Tofu Burger Recipe

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This healthy Japanese Tofu Burger is made from 100% tofu. If you are looking for a delectable vegetarian dinner recipe, then this dish is an ideal choice!

Looking for easy tofu dishes? Try my Tofu KatsuAgedashi Tofu, or Teriyaki Tofu!

tofu hambagu served with salad

In Japanese, we call this dish tofu hambagu, and it’s one of our family’s favorite recipes! Whether you’re a meat-eater or vegetarian, this veggie burger recipe will be sure to please!

Let me walk you through how to make this healthy and easy dish!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • you love tofu and Japanese recipe.
  • you are looking for a tofu burger recipe.
  • you want to make Japanese hamburger steak.
  • you are looking for a vegetarian hamburger steak recipe.

If you want to check the recipe, please jump to the recipe card. Let’s get cooking!

About This Recipe

  • Japanese tofu burger (tofu hambagu)
  • Uses tofu and hijiki (dry seaweed)
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • Easy dinner recipe

What is a Japanese hambagu?

Hambagu is a patty made with ground meat and onion and is a popular home-cooked dish in Japan.

We eat it as it is, typically served with rice or bread and some side dish.

You can also stack the burger patties on a hamburger bun and add your favorite toppings to make a hamburger.

It’s a meat dish but can be made without meat, so let me show you how to make a homemade tofu burger in this recipe.

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

ingredients for vegetarian tofu hambagu
  • Firm tofu: You don’t need to press tofu.
  • Hijiki: Dry seaweed. They don’t have a strong taste but have a slight smell of the ocean. The texture is soft, so easy to bite. Mix in with tofu and absorb the water contained in tofu. You can substitute it with oats.
  • Onion
  • Ginger: Grate ginger would add a little flavor, but you can omit it if you don’t have it.
  • Egg
  • Panko: Japanese-style bread crumbs.
  • Salt and Pepper

🔪Instructions

I will show you how to make it step by step. You can also watch this video.

how to make vegetarian tofu hambagu
  1. Finely chop the onion and microwave.
  2. Put tofu and hijiki in a bowl.
  3. Mix until tofu becomes smooth.
  4. Grate ginger
how to make vegetarian tofu hambagu
  1. Add an egg.
  2. Add cooked onion.
  3. Add panko.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
how to make vegetarian tofu hambagu
  1. Mix all well.
  2. Leave the bowl in the fridge for more than 30 minutes.
  3. Make patties.
  4. Pan-fry each side until brown. 
tofu hambagu served with salad

Here you go!

Serve them on a plate with your favorite sauce. A good one to try is ketchup mixed with mayonnaise or teriyaki sauce (a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar).

You can also find the hambagu sauce recipe in this soy meat hambagu.

What to Serve With

tofu hambagu served with salad, rice, and miso soup

If you are not sure about what to serve with, here is an idea. Japanese steamed rice, miso soup, and salad together so that you can have the perfect vegetarian lunch!

Thanks For Stopping By!

vegetarian tofu hambagu in a frying pan

How do you like the recipe? It’s an easy and healthy dinner recipe with tofu. I hope you love it and enjoy it with your family.

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Easy Japanese Veggie Tofu Burger Recipe

5 from 5 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: JURI
This healthy Japanese tofu burger is made from 100% tofu. If you are looking for a delectable vegetarian dinner recipe, then this dish is an ideal choice!

Ingredients

  • 1 block Tofu, 300g
  • 2 Tbsp Hijiki, Dry seaweed
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 clove Ginger
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Panko , Bread crumbs (100ml)
  • a pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Prepare vegetables: Grate ginger. Finely chop the onion and microwave for about 3 minutes.
  • Tofu and hijiki: Put tofu and hijiki in a bowl and mix them until tofu becomes smooth.
  • Make the mixture: Add onions, grated ginger, an egg, panko, salt, and pepper and mix well. And leave the bowl in the fridge for more than 30 minutes.
  • Make patties: Grab the mixture by hand and make round shape patties.
  • Pan-fry: Add oil to a frying pan, heat on medium heat, place the patties, and pan-fry each side for about 3 minutes until brown. 

Video

Notes

  • Equipment: Frying pan 26 cm/10 inches
  • Substitute: Grate ginger would add a little flavor, but you can omit it if you don’t have it.
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge.
  • No need to press the tofu as the hijiki absorb the water containing in tofu.
  • If the mixture doesn’t come together, try adding some panko to bind them.
  • The seasoning is light, so eat them with a sauce such as a teriyaki sauce, ketchup, or Worcestershire sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 181kcal | Protein: 12.7g | Fat: 10.2g | Cholesterol: 46.5mg | Sodium: 180mg | Sugar: 2.2g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: hamburger steak, vegetarian tofu hambagu
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