Agedashi Tofu Recipe
Agedashi Tofu – a popular Japanese appetizer of deep fried tofu in a sweet and savory sauce. Super healthy, delicious and easy to make! | rasamalaysia.com
One block soft tofu
Oil for deep frying
3/4 cup (185 ml) dashi or Japanese fish stock
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons mirin
3/4 tablespoon sugar
Peeled and grated daikon
Peeled and grated ginger (optional)
Sliced green onions/scallions
Dried bonito flakes/katsuobushi
Bring all the ingredients of tentsuyu sauce to gentle simmer in a small sauce pan. Do not bring to a full boil.
Heat up the oil in a wok a frying pan and deep fry to tofu until they turn light brown or crispy. Please take note that the corn starch coating will not turn to golden brown easily. Remove the deep-fried tofu and drain the excess oil on a plate lined with paper towels.
To serve, place a few pieces of tofu in a small bowl and pour some tentsuyu sauce on the tofu. Garnish with some grated daikon, chopped scallions and dried bonito flakes. Serve immediately.
Agedashi Tofu – a popular Japanese appetizer of deep fried tofu in a sweet and savory sauce. Super healthy, delicious and easy to make!
Recently, I received a new Japanese cookbook – A Cook’s Journey to Japan” by Sarah Marx Feldner. After reading through the beautiful cookbook, I had a sudden urge of making agedashi tofu or fried tofu in sweet fish stock, one my of favorite Japanese dishes that I always order at Japanese restaurants. And the timing just couldn’t be better because I had some leftover tofu in the fridge and a bag of bonito flakes in the pantry.
I discovered agedashi tofu only a few years when my friend came to visit. We took her to our favorite Japanese izakaya restaurant in Orange County and the first thing she ordered was agedashi tofu. I became an instant fan after the first bite as I love tofu and the sweet tentsuyu broth made of dashi, mirin, and soy sauce is just so flavorful.
Anyway, here is the agedashi tofu recipe. You can also get other popular Japanese recipes here. Enjoy!