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Aburaage for Kitsune Udon

Aburaage for Kitsune Udon

This aburaage is used for kitsuné udon. It's not too rich, but light and subtly seasoned.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Aburaage
2 slices
Dashi stock
150 ml
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Sake
2 tablespoons
Usukuchi soy sauce
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Drain the oil from the aburaage (quickly pour some hot water over it) and cut into large pieces.
2. Put the dashi, sugar, mirin, and sake into a pot and turn on the heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the aburaage and cover with a drop-lid. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
3. Pour in the usukuchi soy sauce and simmer until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Occasionally flip the aburaage over as the liquid boils down. Turn off the heat. Leave it as-is until it cools so that the flavors settle.

Story Behind this Recipe

I don't really like the rich-flavored aburaage sold in supermarkets or shown in cookbooks, so I made this lightly flavored type. I wrote this recipe from memory.