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Agedashi Tofu


2 people


20 minutes


Agedashi Tofu – a popular Japanese appetizer of deep fried tofu in a sweet and savory sauce. Super healthy, delicious and easy to make!


– 1 block Tofu – Corn starch – Oil for deep frying Tentsuyu Sauce: – 3/4 cup (185 ml) dashi or Japanese fish stock – 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste – 3 tablespoons sake – 2 tablespoons mirin – 3/4 tablespoon sugar Toppings: – Peeled and grated daikon – Peeled and grated ginger, optional – Sliced green onions/scallions – Dried bonito flake/katsuobushi

Step 1

 Cut the tofu into small pieces. Bloat each with paper towels and coat with corn starch. Set aside.

Step 2

Bring all the ingredients of tentsuyu sauce to gentle simmer in a small sauce pan. Do not bring to a full boil.

Step 3

 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.

Step 4

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.

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