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Atsuage/Thick deep-fried tofu


Thick cuts of tofu deep-fried in oil


Thickly sliced pieces of firm tofu with the excess liquid drained, then deep fried. Deep-fried tofu is known for its firm exterior and soft, tofu interior. It gets used in many different dishes because it does not lose its shapes such as soups, stir-fries, chopped fish or vegetables in sauce, or flame-broiled dishes. It is usually more filling than regular tofu as it is fried.


Though higher in calories than firm tofu since it is deep-fried. It is packed with nutrients like proteins, calcium, and iron. To keep the calories and fat down, splash boiling water on the surface of the tofu before cooking to reduce the oil content.


Lasts 3-4 days in the original packaging when refrigerated.

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