Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Japanese Agedashi Tofu

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This quick and easy Japanese fried tofu recipe is a great appetizer. Crispy fried cubes of tofu are served with a tasty sauce and chopped green onion."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


30 m servings 191
Original recipe yields 4 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Place the block of tofu between sheets of paper towels. Set a plate on top; add a 3- to 5-pound weight to the plate. Press tofu for 15 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, combine water, soy sauce, mirin, and dashi in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove weight, plate, and paper towels. Cut tofu into 3/4-inch cubes. Place flour in a bowl and lightly coat tofu with flour.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy pot and fry tofu until golden-brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Fry in batches if necessary so as not to overcrowd the pot. Place fried tofu in a serving dish and pour sauce on top. Sprinkle with green onions.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 191 calories; 13.1 10.7 6.2 0 478 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 1
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Great flavor, will make again, BUT I will not pour sauce over the tofu, it gets soggy. It would be better to dip as I go.