abura-age

  • 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 and a refreshing salad would make me a perfect meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) Short Grain …

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Chicken Mince in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    I used to make this dish using Tofu as filling, but I like Chicken Mince version better. I wanted to add Hijiki (a sea vegetable) as well, but I haven’t found it for many years where I live. If you have it, add 1 tablespoon of it. Makes 6 pieces Ingredients 3 Abura-age (Thin Fried …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Tofu

    Mochi in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    There is a hot pot dish called ‘Oden’ in Japan. The popular ingredients of ‘Oden’ include Fishcakes, Daikon, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Boild Eggs, but my favourite is Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu) bags that have Mochi inside. These Abura-age bags can be cooked in any flavoured soup of your choice, but I included a soup that …

  • Gyoza Pork Tofu

    Gluten-free ‘Abura-age’ Gyoza

    If you can’t eat wheat flour and have given up eating Gyoza because of that, you might wish to try this alternative. Instead of wrapping the filling with Gyoza wrappers, I sandwiched the filling with ‘Abura-age’, Fried Thin Tofu. This recipe includes a very basic Pork filling, but you can find more Gyoza filling recipes …

  • Tofu Udon

    ‘Kitsune’ Udon

    ’Kitsune’ means ‘Fox’ in Japanese. ‘Kitsune Udon’ can be literally translated as ‘Fox Udon’ but it has nothing to do with the foxes. No one knows why this Udon dish is called with its name. As a food, ‘Kitsune’ is ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu) that is seasoned and added to noodle dishes as a topping. …

  • Takikomigohan Tofu

    Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan

    This is one fo the traditionally popular ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes in Japan, but I didn’t cooked it for a long time. Because it was too hard to find Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) in Australia. Not any more! If you like traditional Japanese cuisine’s delicate flavour, you will enjoy this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups …

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