Fried Tofu with Dashi


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  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

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Tokyo Cult Recipes

Tokyo Cult Recipes

By Maori Murota

Published 2015

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  • 250 g (9 oz) momen tofu
  • 50 g ( oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • 2 cm (¾ in) white radish (daikon),* grated
  • 2 cm (¾ in) ginger, grated
  • 1 spring onion (scallion), thinly sliced on the diagonal


    Wrap the tofu in 2 layers of paper towel. Put a plate on top and leave it to drain for 30 minutes.

    To make the sauce, put the dashi, mirin and soy sauce in a saucepan on a medium heat. When the sauce boils, reduce the heat to low. In a small bowl, mix the potato starch with the water to make a smooth paste. Add to the sauce and keep stirring until it thickens, then remove from the heat.

    Cut the drained tofu into 4 square pieces. Pat dry with paper towel and then flour the tofu. Heat a 2 cm (¾ in) depth of oil in a high-sided frying pan on a medium heat. Cook the tofu on both sides until golden brown, about 3–4 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, then pour over the hot sauce. Garnish with the radish, ginger and slices of spring onion.