In Japan, we have specialised tofu shops where you can buy fresh tofu in water, which is similar to buying freshly made mozzarella from a proper Italian deli.
Place the tofu on a baking tray and top with another tray with a
If you are using dried shiitake mushrooms, soak them in a bowl of hot water for 1 hour, then drain. Thinly slice the soaked or fresh mushrooms, discarding the stalks.
Place the tofu in a food processor with the sake, eggs and salt and blend until very smooth.
Tip the tofu mixture into a bowl and add the mushrooms, carrot and snow peas. Combine well and then shape the mixture into 10 rounded patties.
Remove the patties from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towel to drain. Serve with a dash of soy sauce and some grated ginger.
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