Vegetarians can also be thankful for something on this traditionally meat-heavy holiday. This recipe uses cheese and dried herbs rolled with tofu and okara (soy pulp) dough to make a great substitute for ham rolls.

Start to finish: 20 min

Servings: 4

  • 200g fresh okara
  • 200g kinu (silken) tofu
  • 1 medium-sized egg
  • 30g panko (bread crumbs)
  • 30g flour
  • 1 tsp salt (1 tsp = 5ml)
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp powder cheese (1 tbsp = 15ml)
  • 40g shredded cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil or butter


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the shredded cheese and dried Italian herbs. Mix well by hand.
  2. Spread the mixture from step 1 into a rectangular shape on a piece of plastic wrap. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and herbs on top.
  3. Roll the spread-out mixture from front to back to make a tube shape. Then cut the tube into 3cm-thick slices.
  4. On a frying pan, heat the cooking oil or butter. Fry the 3cm sliced rolls on medium heat for 10 minutes.