Koyadofu is one kind of tofu that can beasily arranged into all kinds of interesting appetizers in Japanese Homes’ Gastronomy!
Here is a simple suggestsion for yummy snack to be eaten by all, and with a good beer for adults!
Koyadofu Cheese & Bacon Rolls
INGREDIENTS: For 8 rolls
-Koyadofu: 4 sheets or 80 g
-Sliced cheese: 2
-Flour: as appropriate
-Thin pork belly slices: 8
-Salad oil a little
-Dashi/Japanese soup stock (if unavailable use bouillon of your choice): 1 cup/200ml/cc
-Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
-Mirin/sweet Japanese sake: 2 tablespoons
-Sugar: 1 tablespoon
-Soften the koyadofu into lukewarm water. Press water out firmly.
Cut each “sheet” into identical halves
-Cut the sliced cheese into 4 identical parts.
-Cut the koyadofu as shown in picture through 4 fifths of it depth. Insert a pice of sliced cheese inside the cut.
-Roll the koyadofu “sandwich” inside a slice of pork belly and sprinkle with flour.
-Heat some oil in frying pan. Place the rolls together with their “tails” down. Cover with glass lid and cook over medium fire until the meat is conpletely cooked and attained a nice colour.
-Add the sauce ingredients and cook turning the rolls 2 or 3 times until the juices have practically disappeare/evaporated.
-Serve on a plate with some chopped thin leeks and if desired sprinkle with a little chili pepper!
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