Japanese Agedashi Tofu


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package firm silken tofu

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 1 teaspoon dashi granules

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 2 green onions, chopped


  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.

    close up view of Japanese Agedashi Tofu with green onions in a bowl, broth in a bowl and green onions on a cutting board

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
13g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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