Agedashi Tofu

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Agedashi tofu is deep fried tofu served in a savoury dashi broth. It is a very simple yet popular dish in Japanese cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 1 block silken tofu
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Katakuriko for coating

Sauce

  • 100 ml (3⅓ fl oz) mushroom dashi
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp Japanese soy sauce

Topping

  • Shredded nori seaweed
  • Grated ginger pulp (using 20 g / ⅔ oz ginger)
  • Grated daikon pulp (using 60 g / 2 oz daikon and applying the same method as grated ginger)

Method

To prepare the sauce, mix mushroom dashi, soy sauce and mirin in a pot and bring to a boil. Set aside.

Cut the tofu into 8 blocks and coat all sides with katakuriko.

Heat oil for deep frying. Add tofu pieces and fry for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain the excess oil with paper towels on a plate.

Arrange equal pieces of tofu in 4 individual shallow bowls. Drizzle sauce over each serving and garnish with shredded nori seaweed, grated daikon and ginger.

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