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Pork Belly Wrapped Tofu

Pork Belly Wrapped Tofu

I adapted my recipe "Pork Wrapped Atsuage Thick Deep Fried Tofu" and made a lighter, easier version. It's not as substantial, and it's simply made by simmering with mentsuyu.

Ingredients

Thinly sliced pork belly
about 8 slices
Tofu
1 block
Katakuriko
as needed
Mentsuyu
about 2 tablespoons

Steps

1. If the pork belly slices are too long, cut them so that they're long enough to wrap around a tofu cube.
2. Wrap the pork slices around each tofu cube. Season with salt and pepper (not listed) to taste.
3. Coat thinly with katakuriko.
4. Put them with the wrapped edges down in a frying pan. Fry both sides.
5. Cover with a lid and steam-cook.
6. When they are cooked through, pour in the mentsyu, flip the pork-wrapped tofu pieces in the sauce to allow the sauce to flavor them, cook down for a bit and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I always make wrapped atsuage fried tofu but I didn't have any! I had tofu around, so I tried cooking with that instead.
I couldn't be bothered to whip up the sauce, so I just used mentsuyu.