It may sound odd to pair fresh tomatoes with soya sauce – but it works! It works beautifully. Imagine the umami of soya sauce and the tartness of tomatoes and the spice of ginger – an explosive experience for the taste buds. Pairing this with old fashioned cream cheese is the final touch that merges the open sandwich and topping with crunchy black sesame seeds not only adds the stark colour but makes me feel pretty intelligent!

This is a great alternative to the traditional bruschetta or an addition to a mixed bruschetta platter. The tomato and soya toast is also a quick recipe that you can make within 15 minutes, and by adding a few extra minutes on creamy scrambled eggs – this is a complete meal for an exhausted dinner.

The Recipe
Serves Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins


  • 2-3 tomatoes, roughly sliced
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • few slices of green part of spring onions
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese per toast
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 slices of toasted bread of your choice


  • Heat oil in a medium pan
  • Add ginger and tomatoes and stir for few minutes
  • Add salt and soya sauce and let cook for a few more minutes
  • Remove from pan
  • Spread the cream cheese liberally on each warm toasted bread
  • Load the tomatoes on top and garnish with spring onions and toasted black sesame seeds
  • Eat warm

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