Deep Fried Tofu with Amber Sauce

These make great party nibbles.


  • 280g cotton tofu (1 standard size block, strained)
  • some plain flour or cornflour
  • some vegetable oil or sunflower oil
  • 5cm daikon
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • some Japanese chives
  • 2 tbsp dashi
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp mirin


  1. Wrap the tofu in a tea towel and place something on top of it such as a small bowl to force out excess water. Leave the bowl in position for about 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the tofu into 8 even pieces and coat with the flour.
  3. Grate the dried red chilli and radish together.
  4. Bring A to the boil to make the sauce.
  5. Deep fry the tofu until golden brown, and place it on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  6. Place the fried tofu on a plate and pour the sauce over and garnish with chopped chives, grated radish and chilli.