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Nameko Mushroom Tofu

Nameko Mushroom Tofu

I reproduced a "nameko mushroom tofu" dish I had at a restaurant.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tofu (firm or silken)
1 block (300 g)
Nameko mushrooms
100 g
Dashi stock
200 ml
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
Katakuriko slurry
as needed
○ White flour
15 g
○ Water
1 1/2 tablespoons
Deep frying oil that you've used several times
For making the agedama batter bits

Steps

1. Drain the excess water from the tofu. Combine the ○ ingredients to make the agedama batter bits in recycled deep frying oil. Please refer to (Recipe ID: 334743) for instructions.
2. Put the dashi stock and nameko mushrooms in a small pan and bring to a boil. After 3 minutes, add the sugar and mentsuyu.
3. Add the tofu cut into 1.5-2 cm cubes to Step 2, and when it's come to a boil again, add the agedama. When the agedama has softened, drizzle in the katakuriko slurry to thicken the sauce.
4. This is naturally grown nameko mushroom. The small nameko in the bottom right is normal nameko mushroom sold at the supermarket. I was shocked when I saw the difference for the first time.
5. I made another recipe using nametake mushrooms, hanpen and aburaage. (Recipe ID: 365914)

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a dish available at a certain restaurant. They make theirs with the agedama fried batter bits left over from their tempura, so it's delicious! I think they make their own nameko mushrooms too, but that's a bit beyond me, so I made this with naturally grown nameko I received as a gift. Store-bought nameko is fine!