I first tasted this recipe when my mother-in-law cooked it for dinner on the night my husband introduced me to his family as his girlfriend. That moment, I made an oath to replicate the recipe. After a number of versions, I finally got the motivation and measuring spoons to standardize. ^_~
① Two kinds of mushroom stir-fried and stuffed in tofu rolled in potato starch then fried. Sauce poured over the stuffing.
② Red and yellow paprika stir-fried with eggplant and shimeji mushroom, stuffed into fried silken tofu then poured with gingered sweet and soy sauce.
③ Mashed silken tofu mixed with chopped shiitake mushroom, formed into balls then fried. Topped with grated radish and gingered sweet and soy sauce.
Here are some fried dishes my mother-in-law cooked for me and served with gingered sweet and soy sauce!
④ Mashed soy beans sandwiched between two eggplant halves then dipped in potato starch before frying.
⑤ Fried tofu and gingered sweet and soy sauce-- but it looks like my mother in law forgot to cook grated ginger with the sauce so she creatively topped the whole dish with grated ginger instead. It was very delicious!
A vegetarian for 12 years and a kitchen warrior since I moved in to Japan, my favorite battle has been winning over my husband's interestingly complicated taste buds.