Agedashi Tofu

Agedashi Tofu is a Japanese appetizer that involves deep-frying tofu then placing the tofu in a soy-based sauce.


  • Firm Tofu
  • Corn Starch
  • Neutral Flavored Oil


  • Daishi
  • Soy Sauce
  • Mirin


  • Tofu is made by pressing coagulated soy milk into bricks of varying density.
  • Tofu originated in China then spread through Asia.
  • The Soybeans tofu is made from are domesticated in the 11th century B.C. in Northern China.
  • Tofu is a popular ingredient in East Asian cuisine and has more recently been incorporated into the diets of many vegetarians and vegans.
  • Tofu is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes because it holds onto flavoured sauce well.
  • Tofu is protein-rich and allows people with little access to meats and other sources of protein to get the necessary nutrients for growth. Tofu is also rich in iron which is essential for mothers to birth healthy children.

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