Agedashi Tofu with Furikake

Agedashi Tofu with Furikake

To make Agedashi Tofu with Furikake, you can follow these steps:


  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • Cornstarch or potato starch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup dashi broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake (optional)
  • Furikake seasoning (Japanese rice seasoning)
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Grated daikon radish (for serving, optional)


  1. Start by preparing the tofu. Cut the block of tofu into small rectangular pieces or cubes, about 1 inch thick.
  2. Pat the tofu dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  3. Coat the tofu pieces in cornstarch or potato starch, shaking off any excess.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or pot for frying. The oil should be around 350°F (180°C).
  5. Carefully place the coated tofu pieces into the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides. This usually takes about 3-5 minutes. Remove the tofu from the oil and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. In a separate saucepan, combine the dashi broth, soy sauce, mirin, and sake (if using). Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Place the fried tofu pieces in serving bowls or plates.
  8. Pour the hot dashi broth mixture over the tofu, ensuring that each piece is covered.
  9. Sprinkle Furikake seasoning generously over the tofu and broth. You can choose the flavor of Furikake you prefer, such as nori, sesame seed, or mixed varieties.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions for added freshness.
  11. If desired, serve with grated daikon radish on the side. Some people enjoy adding a small amount of grated daikon to the broth for extra flavor.

Your Agedashi Tofu with Furikake is now ready to be enjoyed. It is typically served as a hot appetizer or side dish in Japanese cuisine. The combination of crispy tofu, savory broth, and flavorful Furikake creates a delicious umami-rich dish.


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