Easy Shallow-Fried Tofu with Mentsuyu

Easy Shallow-Fried Tofu with Mentsuyu

I shallow-fried tofu instead of deep-frying it. The only seasoning ingredient is mentsuyu.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Tofu (firm or silken)
1 block
as needed
3 tablespoons
Mentsuyu (concentrate)
100 ml
400 ml
Green onion (thinly sliced)


1. Drain the tofu and cut into 4 portions. Add the mentsuyu and water to a pot, and turn on the heat.
2. Coat the tofu with katakuriko.
3. Add the oil to a frying pan, and shallow-fry the Step 2 tofu until it becomes golden brown (flip the tofu pieces halfway through). You just need to fry both sides.
4. Place the tofu into a serving bowl, pour in the Step 1 mentsuyu, and sprinkle with green onion on top.
5. This is a different version using eggplants. I added shallow-fried eggplants as well.
6. This is another version with eggplants and green peppers.

Story Behind this Recipe

Deep-frying tofu is too much work, so I shallow-fried the tofu. I made it because I wanted to recreate a dish I used to have at a Japanese pub.

It's a shame that I didn't have 'momiji oroshi' (spicy grated daikon radish) this time.