Homemade Atsuage

Fried Tofu


Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

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.



  • 640 g (1 lb 6 oz) firm tofu (also called momen tofu), cut into 8 large cubes


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