Photo: Tofu fritters

These fritters are tasty and provide plenty of nutrition.

Cooking time
25 minutes
  • Nutrition information is for one serving.
  • Yamato-imo (also called nagaimo) and wood ear mushrooms (kikurage) can be found at oriental grocery stores and health food stores. Yamato-imo is also often sold as a powder. Wood ear mushrooms are often sold dry; reconstitute before using.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

1 block (300 g (5-1/2 oz.)

100 g (3-1/2 oz.)

1 Tbsp

10 g (1/2 oz.)

4 stalks

100 g (3-1/2 oz.)

to taste

as needed


1 Tbsp

1 Tbsp

1 Tbsp

1 tsp

a pinch


  1. Break up and cook the tofu in boiling water for 1-2 minutes.
    Remove excess water by placing under a plate or cutting board for 10 minutes or so.
  2. Rinse the shrimp in water, devein and chop.
  3. Mince the wood ear mushroom and chop the chives into small pieces.
  4. Place the tofu, yamato-imo and (A) in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.
    Put in a bowl and add (2) and (3), then mix.
  5. Bring the oil to 170 C (340 F).
    Add (4) a spoonful at a time and fry.
  6. Pile on a plate, and add grated daikon as a side, if desired.