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Easy Draining, Rich Pork Belly Wrapped Tofu

Easy Draining, Rich Pork Belly Wrapped Tofu

With its rich with sweet and spicy flavors, this dish goes very well with rice. Even with inexpensive ingredients, it's very filling and satisfying.

Ingredients: 2 servings, 8 pieces

Tofu (silken or firm)
1 block
Thinly sliced pork belly
8 slices
Katakuriko
as needed
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
For the sauce:
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Mirin
2 tablespoons
Sugar
2 teaspoons
Doubanjiang
1/2 teaspoon
Sake
1 tablespoon
Ground sesame seeds
as needed
Green onions
as needed

Steps

1. Drain the liquid from the tofu overnight (or at least 4 hours prior to cooking). Set it aside, and drain the liquid again prior to cooking.
2. Combine the ingredients for the sauce and set it aside.
3. Cut the tofu into 8 even pieces. Lightly coat in katakuriko.
4. Wrap the tofu pieces with the pork belly strips. Dip the ends of the rolls into the katakuriko to prevent the meat from unraveling when cooked. Lightly coat the wrapped tofu in katakuriko.
5. Heat sesame oil In a preheated pan. Brown the pieces until the meat is crisp on both sides.
6. The pork will produce a significant amount of oil, so wipe off the excess with a paper towel. Add the sauce.
7. Once the sauce thickens, turn off the heat. It reduces very quickly, so be careful.
8. Top them with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a recipe for a satisfying meat dish for the days before pay day.