87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5

A very simple version of the Japanese sushi accompaniment. Serve with stir fry, rice, goma ae or any oriental meal.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cut tofu into 12 cubes. Place cornstarch on a plate or in a shallow bowl and dredge tofu in it, coating thoroughly.

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  • Heat enough oil so that tofu will be half-way submerged. Fry tofu in hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Drain on paper towels.

  • Sprinkle green onions over tofu and drizzle with hoisin sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

433 calories; 32.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 275 mg sodium. 22.5 g carbohydrates; 17.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (68)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
YUMMY!! This is exactly like the tofu I get at my favorite asian restaurants! I used it as a replacement for chicken in a stir fry recipe with the following orange ginger glaze: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced ginger
(59)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2009
The texture after being fried was horrible and the cornstarch caused it to stick to the pan.
(6)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2004
It's pretty good but as a Japanese I just could not pour hoisin sauce over the tofu. I guess it's quick and easy that way but it's so much better with soy sauce mirin (rice wine) and kelp broth. You also have to have grated ginger on top of the tofu. Yummy!!
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
YUMMY!! This is exactly like the tofu I get at my favorite asian restaurants! I used it as a replacement for chicken in a stir fry recipe with the following orange ginger glaze: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced ginger
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
This is just SO good. I cube the tofu then put them between layers of paper towels for a few minutes. This gets the excess water out so there's no splattering when the tofu hits the oil.
(48)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Very authentic in taste and texture (lived in Japan for 8 yrs). Instead of hoisin sauce I combined chicken broth and soy sauce (about a 2:1 ratio) and fresh lemon juice - (adjust to taste).
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
This is fantastic as an appetizer or a main dish for a quick one person meal. Even people who profess to HATE tofu love it and usually don't even know what it is. I skipped the hoisen and mixed up a light sauce of soy ginger sesame oil and red wine vinegar to drizzle over the top. Excellent recipe!!
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2003
Very tasty. I darned near killed myself with all of the splattering oil though. I am going to have to invest in a splatter screen if I make this again!
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I've been looking for a good tofu recipe for 3 years and have tried many. This is the best! I even had Hoisin sauce in my cupboard but had never found a use for it. MSG affects me negatively so I was happy to find a recipe I could use at home. I added steamed broccoli.
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2006
I had never had/cooked tofu so I thought this was an easy recipe to try. I added salt pepper cumin and garlic to the cornstarch! I also cubed the tofu into smaller bite size bites and squezzed lemon juice on top when they were done cooking along with some kosher salt and the green onions. My kids (3 & 5) loved it they thought it was cheese though and i didn't correct them! It was good I think i would add some seasoning directly to the tofu next time before i dredge it in the cornstarch just for a little more flavor! I am not afraid of tofu any more.
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
Very good! I used olive oil to fry this and the taste was superb!A good no cholesterol treat!I dipped mine in terriyaki sauce.
(16)