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Authentic Kyoto Style Komatsuna and Fried Tofu Stir Fry

Authentic Kyoto Style Komatsuna and Fried Tofu Stir Fry

A delicious simmered vegetable dish for a grown up palate. Why don't you try this as a rich side dish?

Ingredients

Komatsuna
1 bunch, bought from the supermarket
Usuage
1 to 2 slices
Dashi stock
1 cup (if using granules, 1 teaspoon)
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Sake
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Place the fried tofu in a strainer and pour hot water over it to drain the oil. Cut in half horizontally, then cut into 1 cm strips. Wash the komatsuna and cut into 5 cm.
2. Add a bit of oil to a pot or frying pan, and cook the komatsuna and usuage.
3. Once the oil from the usuage has dispersed and the komatsuna has wilted, add the dashi and flavoring ingredients and mix.
4. After about 2-3 minutes stop the heat, so that it doesn't overcook. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and serve. This is also delicious eaten cold.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a dish my mother often made me when I was a child.