Fusion Bowl with Tofu and Soft-Cooked Egg
Well-stocked supermarkets carry mirin (rice wine). Asian markets sell dried udon (chewy wheat noodles) and frozen cooked udon; lo mein noodles are a suitable substitute. Look for black sesame seeds in spice stores.
*Medium-Hard Boiled Eggs
Place eggs in a saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a rapid boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 10 minutes; drain. Gently peel when cool enough to handle.