Fried Tofu With Wasabi Oil And Soy Syrup

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FRIED-TOFU-WASABI-OIL-SOY SYRUP
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You’re invited to a dinner party. Oh and by the way, the menu is vegetarian. I love tofu! So that will be the dish for me to bring. It is a kicked up version of Korean Pupu Tofu.

I first enjoyed Wasabi Oil and Soy Syrup at a local award winning restaurant. It was enjoyed on some fresh ahi carpaccio. I thought it would be perfect on tofu.

FRIED-TOFU-WASABI-OIL-SOY SYRUP
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Fried Tofu With Wasabi Oil And Soy Syrup

You’re invited to a dinner party. Oh and by the way, the menu is vegetarian. I love tofu! So that will be the dish for me to bring. It is a kicked up version of Korean Pupu Tofu.
I first enjoyed Wasabi Oil and Soy Syrup at a local award winning restaurant. It was enjoyed on some fresh ahi carpaccio. I thought it would be perfect on tofu.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Diabetic Friendly, Japanese, Low Carb., Vegetarian
Keyword: dinner party, vegetarian, tofu, Korean pupu tofu, wasabi oil, soy syrup, fresh ahi carpaccio
Yield: 4 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd

Materials

  • 1 (20 oz.) block firm tofu
  • 1 c. flour or cornstarch
  • 1 TB favorite nori furikake (seasoned seaweed)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. Thai chili garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
  • pinch white pepper
  • oil for frying

Wasabi Oil:

  • 1/4 c. wasabi powder
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mirin
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil

Soy Syrup:

  • 1 c. Aloha shoyu
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime

Instructions

  • Slice tofu in half lengthwise, then slice each half in fourths; drain well.
  • In separate shallow dishes; place flour/cornstarch and furikake; whisk together eggs, garlic paste, ginger and pepper.
  • Dredge tofu in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and again in flour mixture.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat; brown tofu in oil.
  • Drain on paper towels. 
  • Oil: In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth; adding oil slowly.
  • Allow to sit 30 minutes.
  • Makes ½ cup. 
  • Syrup: In a saucepan over medium heat; bring all ingredients to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer until syrupy about 6-8 minutes.
  • Makes ¾ cups.

How To Serve:

  • For service: Drizzle tofu with oil and syrup. 
  • Variation: Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes; follow directions as given.
  • Serves 4.
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