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Mushrooms & Fried Tofu in Sesame Sauce

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Only by spotting this dish name, Mushrooms & Fried Tofu in Sesame Sauce, you’d know it’s a meatless dish. Once in a while, I’d like to make a dish without any meat to balance my family’s diet, yet with an ambition of pleasing their taste buds,

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The highlight of this dish is the sesame and miso sauce. It’s quite straightforward to whip up the sauce. I experimented by adding a bit of Kewpie roasted sesame dressing and see how my family liked it.

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Not surprisingly, the nutty and creamy dressing subtly brings in a pleasant sesame aroma, and giving a slightly tangy taste to balance the whole dish.

The humble ingredients, tofu and mushrooms, soaking up the sesame and miso sauce, become very tasty and refreshing. Best of all, it only takes about 15 minutes or so to make this dish.

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There’s nothing more satisfied than watching your family enjoying this simple dish with thumbs up.

Mushrooms & Fried Tofu in Sesame Sauce Recipe

(Printable recipe)

Prep time:
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Yield: 2 to 3 serves

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  • 2 pieces (about 200 gm) fried tofu
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 (about 135 gm) fresh shiitake mushrooms, cut each into 4
  • 4 (about 60 gm) oyster mushrooms, cut each into halves
  • 100 gm bean sprouts, trimmed ends
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 spring onion, chopped into sections
Sesame and miso sauce:
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 3 Tbsp Kewpie roasted sesame dressing
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp mirin
  • 2 tsp cooking sake (Japanese cooking wine)
  • 2½ Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  1. Cut fried tofu into large chunks. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes to remove grease. Drain well. Set aside.
  2. Mix all the sauce ingredients well. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and tofu until aromatic. Add shiitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms until fragrant. Add bean sprout, spring onion sections. Season with salt. Pour in the sauce. Bring it to a boil. Done. Serve immediately.

  • Try to get salt-reduced miso paste if you can. Miso paste is available at Asian or Japanese grocers.
  • I used Kewpie sesame dressing, that’s also available from Asian or Japanese grocers. If it’s not handy to you, you might substitute with any sesame sauce of your favourite. Adjust the amount accordingly.
  • Fried tofu is available at Asian grocers.