Friday, 15 February 2013

Japanese Tofu-Carrot Dish

This recipe comes from the book "Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat" by Naomi Moriyama.

Japanese Tofu-Carrot Dish


2 x packet (8 x 13cm) of usu-age tofu (thin fried tofu) - I used Soyco Japanese Style
2 Tbls sake/rice vinegar
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tsp soy (I used tamari)
1 tsp salt
1 tbls vegetable oil
6 medium carrots, chopped into matchsticks (or grated)
1 Tbls white sesame seeds (I used chia seeds)
2 tsp sesame oil


Squeeze out extra liquid from the tofu and then slice thinly on the diagonal.
In a small bowl mix together sake, sugar, salt & soy until sugar is disolved.
In a large prying pan heat the vegetable oil on a mendium-high heat and fry the tofu and carrots for 3 minutes, until carrots are soft and tofu is browned.
Add the soy mixture and reduce heat to low-medium until thoroughly mixed through and liquid is reduced.
Remove from heat and stir through sesame oil and seeds before serving.


  1. ...sounds great...and the title of the book is really funny..."Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat"..

    nice weekend,
    vegan l♥ve&peace, miss viwi

  2. He he, it's a good book actually, all about Japanese traditional home cooking based on family recipes :)