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Recipe of the Week

Deep-fried Tofu with Amber Sauce


INGREDIENTS (4 servings)

cotton tofu 2 cakes
fresh shiitake mushrooms 2
oil for deep-frying
Amber sauce
dashi 10 oz
sugar 1 Tbsp
mirin 4 Tbsp
soy sauce 5 Tbsp
Starch-water mixture
starch 3 Tbsp
water 3 Tbsp
thinly sliced and rinsed scallions 2 Tbsp
grated fresh ginger 1 Tbsp
grated daikon
(Japanese white radish)
3 Tbsp


  1. Wrap tofu in a cheesecloth or paper towls, and place on a sieve.
  2. Trim stems off shiitake, and cut cap in half each.
  3. Cut the drained tofu into blocks 1⅓ inch wide and 2 inch length.
  4. Combine amber sauce ingredients in a pan, add shiitake, and bring to boil. When it boiles, take out shiitake and add starch-water mixture in the pan to thicken.
  5. Pat tofu dry, and dust with flour.
  6. Preheat oil to 320゚F-340゚F, and deep-fry tofu. Turn over once after 40-50 seconds, and continue deep-frying until golden brown.
  7. Transfer hot tofu and shiitake to small bowls, pour amber sauce over, top with condiments.