There is a vegetarian food called ‘Ganmodoki’ which means ‘mock wild-goose meat’. It’s a fried tofu fritter made with vegetables and sesame seeds. This ‘Tofu Balls’ is not vegetarian food as I used prawns and egg but very similarr to ‘Ganmodoki’. Firm Tofu is recommended as it is quite dry. If you use Momen tofu or soft tofu, you must press-drain them very well to remove water.


4 Servings


Firm Tofu 500g
Ginger 1 teaspoon *grated
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Mirin 2 teaspoons
Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon
Egg 1
Potato Starch Flour 2 tablespoons
Edamame Beans removed from pods 1/2 cup
Prawns (cooked or uncooked) 10 *use less if large size *cut into 1cm pieces
Oil to deep fry

  1. Break down and mash Tofu, add other ingredients and make it into paste texture.
  2. *Note: If you use Momen Tofu or soft Tofu, you must press-drain them very well to remove water.
  3. Add Edamame and Prawns and combine well. Divide the mixture and make flat balls.
  4. Heat deep frying Oil to around 180C and fry the tofu balls for 4 to 5 minutes or until nicely browned.