Iri dofu

Iri means to fry and dofu is tofu. This is normally served as a simple side dish to other main courses and consists of tofu stri fried with other vegetables until it resembles something like scrambled eggs.

Iri dofu sometimes contains pork, but I have gone for a semi vegetarian recipe this time with tuna.


1 block of firm or silk tofu (I chose silk since it is smoother)
1/2 carrot, julienned
1 tin of tuna
4 dried shiitake mushrooms
2 eggs
1 spring onion
Frozen veggies (corn, green peas)
Sesame oil
Sesame seeds (optional)


3tbs sake
1.5tbs sugar
1.5tbs mirin
2tbs soy sauce

Step 1

Remove the tofu from the pack and wrap with a few sheets of kitchen paper until you have a paper brick. Put something heavy like a couple of plates on top, then put it in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. This will remove all the water.

Step 2

Tip away the oil or brine from the tuna tin. Meanwhile, soak the shiitake in a small cup of hot water.

Step 3

Put a little sesame oil in a pan and heat on medium, then fry the carrot, tuna, spring onion , shiitake mushrooms (without the water used to soak them) and frozen veggies together.

Step 4

Crumble the tofu and mix together well. Then mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and add to the frying pan. Fry and stir until all the sauce has gone (see 4th photo above). Finally, beat the 2 eggs and pour in and mix well. I finished by sprinkling some sesame seeds on top.

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