I've been planning my Bonfire Night menu and have Japanese food on the brain following last week's Goma Ae recipe and Sachiko Saeko's Japanese Masterclass. And what could be better party food than deep fried tofu balls with a delicious savoury sauce?
These Japanese tofu balls are another wonderful Sachiko recipe which uses tofu in its natural form and serves it with a salty sweet ginger sauce and steamed tender stem broccoli. Traditionally, the tofu balls are deep-fried but you could shallow-fry them and turn them over.
If you fancy learning more Japanese recipes, check out upcoming Japanese Masterclass courses. And have a happy Bonfire Night in the meantime!
Gan means "duck" and Modoki means "mock". Tofu is a nutritious food for vegetarian monks. These tofu balls are delicious freshly cooked and eaten on their own although cooking with other seasonal vegetables will make a great dish. - Sachiko
Serves 4 (makes 8 balls)
Dietary: Vegan, Gluten Free if you use tamari instead of shoyu
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