Vegetarian Japanese Cuisine: Fried Tofu and Vegetables

Pic kindly upgraded by Jay Gustafson!

The other night, the Missus thought that some healthy food was in order, that is as much for herself as for me, what with her drinking wine and me savouring my Japanese sake!

She used already deep-fried tofu cubes called “nama-age” bought at the nearby supermarket, cut them to bite-size, saute them on a non-stick frypan as they were (no need for oil) with a liberal amount of pizza cheese and served them with a good measure of freshly chopped thin leeks. All the while on another pan she fried slightly boiled renkon/lotus roots slices with eringi mushrooms cut lengthwise and half-cut Brussels sprouts with some olive oil, a litle salt, pepper and a spicy seasoning mix.
Once ready she added themhot on the same plate.

So simple and tasty!

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6 thoughts on “Vegetarian Japanese Cuisine: Fried Tofu and Vegetables”

  1. Hello Robert!

    Wonderful blog. I loved looking at your photos – definitely a change for me though, I wouldn’t even know where to purchase some of the ingredients in these photos!

    Anyhow, I was going to send you an email directly but I wasn’t able to find any direct way to contact you.

    I noticed the photo in this article was a bit dark and I had a bit of trouble seeing it. I did retouch this photo in Photoshop and it looks great. You’re welcome to have it if you’d like.

    Please contact me through email or my website & I’d be glad to send it to you.


    P.S. I’m one of your friends over at foodbuzz. 🙂


    1. Dear Jay!
      Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments, and generously offeringme a better Photograph!
      Of course, I shall be extremely glad to receive it!
      The WordPress system protects members’ mail addresses.
      That is why you could not get it!
      You are welcome to use it!
      Looking forward to talking to you again!


  2. Wow..very vegetarian 🙂 love the simple and easy to prepare tofu dish. Will try it out since now I can make my own japanese tofu ^ *

    Thanks Robert for another simple tofu recipe.



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