Sesame Crunch Tofu

July 8, 2009

One of Charlotte’s favourite dishes (courtesy of didi emmons).

drain and put in cloth

  • 1 16 oz carton firm tofu, chop into 1 inch square pieces.


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp peeled minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

marinade tofu for one hour, up to 24.


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour and
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Fry the tofu in canola oil until golden brown on at least 2 sides (4-5 mins per side). Serve with rice, pour reserved marinade over tofu.


Bean’s Favourite Foods

July 10, 2008

We are preparing for a trip home and so I need to make note of and share our little Bean’s favourite foods.

Miso Soup – We make the dashi using Bonito flakes and Kombu and cook carrots, pumpkin, potato, zucchini and onion to cook in the broth. At the end, add the miso paste, tofu and seaweed.

Grilled fish- miso cod, sea bream (tai), cod (tara), sea bass (suzuki).

Fish fingers in cornflakes (not Japanese, but yummy) – marinate the fish in lemon juice, oil and chopped shallot, dip in egg and milk, then cornflakes. Fry in butter (don’t overcook). She likes the chopped into small pieces.

Pumpkin, broccoli, carrot and zucchini in a cheese sauce (melt butter, add flour, fry then add cheese).

Quinoa and pumpkin balls – steam pumpkin (and carrot), fry onions and garlic, add to quinoa with some tofu. Make balls for finger food (can be baked to harden the balls).

Brown rice with hijiki seaweed, green onions, carrot and fried tofu simmered in dashi.