By Aya Nishimura
Although you can buy atsuage (chunky fried tofu) in some supermarkets and health-food stores, I have found that the atsuage from Asian grocery stores is of better quality.
Wrap the tofu in a clean, thick, cotton tea towel and place it on a baking tray for some of the excess liquid to drain away.
Heat the sunflower oil in a deep saucepan over medium–high heat until it reaches 180°C (350°F).
While the oil is heating, prepare the sauce. Mix the