Koya Dofu Chinese-Style Appetizer

Koya Dofu Chinese-Style Appetizer

This is a Chinese-style appetizer for vegetarians.
It has a very authentic appearance.
Its bold flavor goes well with rice.

Ingredients: 1 koya dofu's worth

Koya dofu
as needed
to needed
Tomato ketchup
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
as needed (optional)


1. Reconstitute the koya dofu in water. Squeeze out the water by pressing down with your palm, and change the water a few times halfway through.
2. Cut into 4-5 mm thick pieces, and squeeze out the water.
3. Coat both sides with katakuriko. Heat a generous amount of oil in a frying pan, and shallow-fry.
4. It will suck up almost all of the oil in the pan, but if there is still some left, wipe it off.
5. When both sides are fried, turn off the heat. Add the seasoning ingredients to the Step 3 pan.
6. Turn down the heat to low, and simmer so the koya tofu is coated in the sauce.
7. Serve with shredded cucumber (optional) on a plate.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was inspired by Chinese appetizers when I wrote this recipe up.