RECIPE: Yuba-maki Spinach Roll

RECIPE: Yuba-maki Spinach Roll

Traditional Japanese ingredients come together to create a simple yet elegant, umami-filled side dish.

Servings: 6-7 pieces


  • 1 sheet ofYuba
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce* 

Dashi Soup

  • 150ml water
  • 1 tbsp dashi powder* 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce*
  • 1 tbsp hon mirin 
  • Pinch of salt

*Available in our Creative Beginnings Redefining “Wa” Care Package


  1. Soak the yuba in room temperature water for 3 mins then lay on a flat surface.
  2. In a pan, boil some water with a pinch of salt. Add the spinach and cook for 1-1½  mins. 
  3. Drain the spinach under cold water then squeeze out any remaining water. Coat with 1 tbsp of soy sauce then cut to the length of the yuba. 
  4. Place ¼ of the spinach on the yuba. Place another ¼ on top with the leaves and stems in the opposite direction. 
  5. Tightly roll the yuba around the spinach. 
  6. Cut the rolls into bite sized pieces and place vertically in a bowl.
  7. To make the dashi soup, cook the dashi powder in 150ml of water in a pan on medium heat. Stir and add the soy sauce, mirin and salt. Remove and pour on top of the yuba rolls. Can be enjoyed right away or let it sit to absorb the flavors.

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