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Sweet and Spicy Firm Tofu Fried with Okaka and Soy Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Firm Tofu Fried with Okaka and Soy Sauce

It's important to add the flavoring after the color of the firm tofu changes!
The taste of the okaka soaked in the the sweet and spicy soy sauce is great.

Ingredients: 4 small dishes' worth

Firm tofu
1 block
Paper towels
2 sheets
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
Sake
1/2 tablespoon
Mirin
1/2 tablespoon
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1 tablespoon
Bonito flakes
2 packs

Steps

1. Lay the paper towels on top of each other and wrap the firm tofu to remove the excess moisture. Cut the tofu into preferred sizes.
2. Heat a frying pan over medium to high heat, add the oil, then sauté the tofu.
3. Once the tofu has browned to a nice color, flip the tofu over.
4. After frying for a little longer, add the sake, mirin, and mentsuyu and simmer together.
5. When only a little of the flavorings are left, add the bonito flakes, toss, and remove from heat.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this recipe by frying the firm tofu and using the flavors from a recipe that I made previously: "Sweet and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry with Okaka", Recipe ID: 1868380.