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Tofu Tuna and Vegetable Tempura

By June 30, 2021No Comments

Courtesy of The Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu, published in “Kokoro: From the Heart, Cherished Traditions in Hawaii”.


1 (20 ounce) container Firm Aloha Tofu

1 can (6.5 ounce) tuna, drained and flaked

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup grated carrots

2 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and slivered

4 green beans, slivered

1 stalk green onion, chopped

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 cups cornflake crumbs

oil for frying


Drain tofu well, squeeze excess liquid from tofu. Combine tofu with remaining ingredients, except cornflake crumbs and oil. Roll a tablespoon of mixture in cornflake crumbs. Flatten into patties and fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides.

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