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Sweet & Spicy Fried Tofu with Grated Daikon Radish Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Fried Tofu with Grated Daikon Radish Sauce

This sweet yet spicy sauce makes a great coating for crispy fried tofu.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Tofu
300-400 g
Daikon radish
200 g
Shiso leaves
5 leaves
☆Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
☆Mirin
2 tablespoons
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon
Sake
1 tablespoon
Juice from the grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Flour
For coating the tofu

Steps

1. Peel the daikon and grate. Grate the ginger. Mix together the ☆ ingredients.
2. Drain the grated daikon in a colander.
3. Cut the shiso leaves into four. Slice thinly.
4. Halve the tofu first and cut into a thickness of 1 cm. Coat both sides of tofu with flour.
5. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Place the tofu in the pan and fry both sides until golden and crispy.
6. When the tofu turns crispy, add the grated daikon.
7. Pour in the ☆ mixed sauce ingredients and ginger juice. Move the frying pan around and reduce the sauce until the tofu absorbs the flavor.
8. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the sliced shiso leaves on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

I loved my mum's deep-fried tofu in dashi but deep-frying or making dashi was too much work. I have left out several steps from my mum's original recipe and I arrived at my own recipe. This recipe is now my husband's favorite.