4 Jul 2019 | Cherry Cai
When Japanese food is mentioned, usually the first things that come to mind are sashimi, sushi and maybe ramen. However, there is a whole other side to the cuisine that is centred around family and home-cooking. CIBI ('a little one') is a book on home-style Japanese cooking inspired by the eponymous Melbourne café and design space created by Meg and Zenta Tanaka. This book features over 80 recipes that encapsulates the 'CIBI-feel': an enjoyment of food, community and sharing. This delightful tofu recipe with teriyaki sauce is just one of them.
We’ve had this dish on the menu at CIBI since we opened in 2008. The tofu mixture in this classic Japanese dish is at the heart of many of our tofu dishes. You can make small patties for kids or to serve at parties, or large patties to turn into a meal. You can make them into any size or shape, so you can entertain yourself and your guests with your creativity. Tofu patties go well with Daikon and Mizuna Salad with Crispy Renkon.
100 g (3½ oz) cornflour (cornstarch)
80 ml (2½ fl oz/1⁄3 cup) tamari
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) fresh tofu, drained well
Make the teriyaki sauce
Make the tofu mixture
Cook the tofu patties