Monday, June 7, 2010
Fried Tofu recipe and "It's Complicated"
This might be a side dish or appetizer kind of dish but I made this as a main dish since I had to consume lots of tofu. I had this dish at bars (Izakaya) in Japan. I think it is popular dish to have with some alcohol.
Izakaya is kind of like a bar in Japan. They serve drinks and also some small dishes like tapas. When we go drinking, many people go to these Izakaya and have drinks and food together.
I had this dish many times in Izakaya but I never made this before. I realized that this dish was easier than I thought it will be. I also had some daikon radish so I grated it and added on top. Here is the recipe.
Tofu (medium firm) 1
Corn Starch about 3 table spoons
Seasoned Soy Sauce (Tsuyu no moto) about 1/2 cup
Water about 1/2 cup
Green onion 1/2 cup chopped
Daikon raddish 1/4 cup grated (Optional)
Shiso (Japanese basil) about 3 leaves (Optional)
Vegetable oil 2 table spoon
1. Cut one tofu into 12 pieces and dredge them into corn starch.
2. Heat the oil in a pan and add tofu. Saute until it is light brown and turn. Saute for a few minutes until the other side is also light brown.
3. Add Seasoned Soy Sauce and water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until it thickens a little bit.
4. Transfer into a bowl or plate and add chopped green onion, chopped shiso and grated daikon raddish on top. Serve.
I harvested lots of green onion from my garden so I also made some Japanese flavored scrambled egg with lots of chopped green onion. I like adding some seasoned soy sauce and sugar into my eggs. It goes very well with rice.
On the weekend, I watched this DVD called "It's complicated".
It is about divorced middle age couple starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. I thought they are so good! It is funny movie to watch when you want to laugh.
If you have a chance, watch it. I am sure that it will give you a good laugh :-)