Although not a conventional recipe, mochi balls (dango) made with tofu has an interesting texture that you sure will love.
In a small bowl, mix tofu and shiratama powder until smooth.
Once the tofu and the powder form mochi-ish texture (about as firm as your cheek), roll into 15 small balls (a bit smaller than a ping-pong ball).
Boil 2 to 3 cups of water in a small pot.
Drop mochi balls into the boiling water and let it boil until the balls start to float to the top. Keep boiling for about 2-3 minutes; rotating balls occasionally so all sides get cooked.
Drain mochi and cool them down with ice cold water.
In a small pot, mix all the ingredients of “tare”.
Heat over low-medium heat, continuously mixing, until thick.
Dip the bamboo skewer in water and skewer three mochi balls.
Pour tare over mochi balls and enjoy!