Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food

How to cook "with visual instructions" "using familiar ingredients from your local grocery stores" healthy, traditional and delicious Japanese dishes!!

Pan-Fried Tofu with Delicious Sweet-Savory Dashi Sauce (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)


Today I introduce you to “Pan-Fried Tofu with Delicious Sweet Savory Dashi Sauce”. This dish is typical Japanese homemade dish which is called “Agedashi Tofu” in Japanese.
*When you use my homemade kelp dashi stock, this dish is going to be vegan dish. And if you want it to be gluten free, please use gluten free soy sauce.


*My Kelp Dashi recipe is here: Kelp Dashi stock

*You can buy vegetarian kelp dashi powder on Amazon:  Kombu Dashi Powder with No MSG (Vegetarian Soup Stock) 

In regular recipe for this dish, tofu is deep-fried but sometimes I feel deep-frying is a little bit too much work so in my recipe I cook tofu in a pan using only 2 Tbsp. of oil. It is easy, healthy and delicious, and also it still has great crunchy texture!


The recipe outline:

  • Drain tofu in the microwave.
  • Coat the tofu with corn starch and cook in the pan.
  • Cook the sauce and drizzle the tofu with it.



Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Pan-Fried Tofu with Dashi Sauce

Ingredients (Servings 2)
*Click BLUE TEXT to link to the product on Amazon*

½ pack (7 oz.) Firm Tofu

1 cups Dashi Stock (any kind)

1 Tbsp. Cooking Sake

1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp. Mirin (Sweet Cooking Rice Wine)

3 Tbsp. Corn Starch

2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil

Some chopped Green Onion to taste

Graded Ginger to taste

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Pan-Fried Tofu with Dashi Sauce


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

18 thoughts on “Pan-Fried Tofu with Delicious Sweet-Savory Dashi Sauce (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)

  1. Looks tasty and not too difficult.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This looks delicious—a great way to serve tofu!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tofu dish looks really too good and best part is that it is not complicated.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This sounds like a great way to prepare tofu!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. i like
    crunchie 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I did the tofu this way and for the first time ever it turned out great! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Looks yummy to me

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I love agedashi tofu. I have only had it at one restaurant in Austin. The name of the restaurant is called Mikado. I reviewed the restaurant on my blog. The tofu is so light and airy that it just melts in my mouth. I always wondered how they made it. Now I know. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s