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.


2 to 3 Servings


3 sheets Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)

1/2 cup Dashi Stock *OR 1/2 cup Water and 1/4 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Mirin
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce

  1. Cut each sheet of Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) in half if large.
  2. Place water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add Abura-age, and boil for a few minutes. Then drain.
  3. Place Dashi Stock, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce in the saucepan, arrange Abura-age in the saucepan evenly, and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes. Set aside and allow to cool in the soup.