abura-age

  • Tofu & Soy Protein 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 …

  • Clear 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 & Soy Protein

    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 & Soy Protein

    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 & Soy Protein 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 & Soy Protein

    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 …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Crispy Abura-age with Ham & Cheese

    My ‘Crispy Abura-age with Miso & Spring Onion’ is becoming popular as more people are trying Tofu products. ‘Abura-age’ is thinly sliced & deep-fried Tofu. This can be used for western cuisine flavours as well. It is, of course, Gluten-free and a great alternative for pizza base, too. These ‘Crispy Abura-age with Ham & Cheese’ …

  • Egg Tofu & Soy Protein

    Egg in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    ‘Abura-age’ is thinly sliced & deep-fried Tofu. It is used to make ‘Inari-zushi’ wraps and many other dishes in Japan. My mother often cooked this delicious ‘Egg in Abura-age’ for my bento lunch. If you like ‘Inari-zushi’, you will fall in love with this dish. Makes 6 to 8 pieces Ingredients 3 to 4 Abura-age …

  • Egg Tofu & Soy Protein

    Gluten-free & Dairy-free Quiche

    This quiche is Gluten-free & Dairy-free. Crust is fried Tofu. No milk, no butter, no cream and no cheese are used. The main ingredients are Egg and Japanese Mayonnaise. Add whatever ingredients you like. This time, I used Prawns, Edamame, Spring Onion and Spinach. It’s very easy!!! Pie Dish I used 8cm Base Round Pie …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Crispy Abura-age with Miso & Spring Onion

    I still remember who taught me how to cook this yummy ‘Otsumami’, that means something you eat with alcoholic drinks. I was a uni student at the time. We (all girls) were having a casual party and one of my friends brought a plate of this ‘Crispy Abura-age‘. This is the dish that brings back …

  • Sushi

    Inari-zushi

    Sushi Rice is wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (thin Fried Tofu). You can buy already seasoned Abura-age called ‘Inari-zushi no Moto’ at many Asian grocery stores. They come in cans and plastic shrink wrapped bags. If you want to cook Abura-age by yourself, the recipe is here. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients Sushi Rice (*cooked from 180ml x …

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