abura-age

  • Takikomigohan

    Bamboo Shoot & Abura-age Takikomigohan

    Where I grew up in Japan, Bamboo Shoots were not something we purchase from stores. Bamboo shoots came out of the ground in every spring wherever bamboos were growing. Some of our family relatives and friends who owned bamboo groves always shared their seasonal harvest with us. I miss the fresh Bamboo Shoots. One of …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Vegetable Rice Bowl

    I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’ that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup. It is full of flavours as a variety of ingredients are added. This is a ‘Kenchin-jiru’ inspired rice bowl dish. Please use many different Vegetables and Asian Mushrooms, and Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) is essential for …

  • Miso Soup

    Dumpling Wrapper Miso Soup

    ‘Hōtō’ Noodle Miso Soup is my family’s favourite Noodle Miso Soup. It can be a perfect dinner on a cold winter day. I usually make the Noodles from scratch, but you can use ready-made Udon Noodles OR Pappardelle. If you have some leftover Dumpling Wrappers, that would be a perfect substitute. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Soba

    Vegan Soba Soup

    On this website, I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’, that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup that originated several centuries ago from a temple where Buddhist monks prepared the soup. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is still very popular and Soba Noodles are often added to it. I am not Vegan but I …

  • Tofu

    Simmered Abura-age

    This absolutely simple dish of Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) is, I believe, one of Japanese soul foods. It is seasoned with Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce, the Japanese staple seasonings. I like to eat it with Udon Noodles or with freshly cooked rice. You can season them slightly stronger and use them for Inari-zushi. Makes …

  • Tofu

    Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) with Miso Mayo Sauce

    Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) can be transformed into a variety of yummy dishes that are particularly great for Beer. Search this website with a key word ‘abura-age’ to find recipes. If you have a small toaster oven, this dish would be super easy to make. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 sheets Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)1/2 …

  • Gyoza Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) Gyoza

    As my brother-in-law’s family and good friends of mine turned Vegan last year, I had been trying to create a new Vegan Gyoza recipe using Firm Tofu, but I couldn’t achieve the texture that I was wishing to create. Then, on the other day, to use up leftover Gyoza Wrappers, I made some Gyoza using …

  • Mushrooms Takikomigohan

    Abura-age & Asian Mushrooms Takikomigohan

    My family’s favourite ‘Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan’ can be even tastier and more nutritious with Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu). If you are Vegan, use plant-based stock such as Shiitake Dashi OR Kombu (Kelp) Dashi. This rice dish and a refreshing salad would make me a perfect meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) Short …

  • Tofu

    Crispy Tofu

    Using ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu), this “Crispy Tofu’ can be made quickly and easily. You can add it to Salads just like Croutons, or you can enjoy as it is with your favourite condiment or sauce. Season it with Salt if you prefer, depending on what you use it. Absolutely versatile. And you know it …

  • Tofu

    Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) Pizza

    This is what I cook when I crave Pizza. It’s super quick & easy. I recommend this Abura-age Pizza for who have gluten allergy. The base is Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) that is available from most Asian grocery stores. Remove excess oil from Abura-age before use. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 to 2 sheets Abura-age …

  • Soba Tofu

    Soba Inari

    Probably you are familiar with a Sushi called ‘Inari-zushi’, which is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu). This is the Soba Noodle version of it and it is quite popular in Japan. Soba Noodles are seasoned with ‘Mentsuyu’ (Noodle Dipping Sauce). It is very easy to prepare. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)

    I am not vegetarian and I cook meat almost everyday as my husband loves meat. But I often prefer plant-based food. Today I cooked this ‘Simmered Daikon & Abura-age’ for myself. I ate it with freshly cooked rice, ‘Sunomono’ (vinegared vegetables) and miso soup. This kind of Japanese style meal is becoming more comforting for …

  • Sushi

    Soboro Mixed Inari-zushi

    In Japan, when we make Inari-zushi, that is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu), we often mix some extra ingredients with Sushi Rice. Common ingredients are hard to find where I live, so I mixed ‘Soboro’ made with Chicken Mince or Pork Mince. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 cups (180ml cup) Japanese …

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