Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Deep-fried Tofu Balls Recipe

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15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
14 ingredients
4 servings
Meat balls, or any balls for that matter, don’t have to be made with meat, eggs or dairy products to be attractive and tasty. It is quite a simple task to create them when you have tofu around! Here is an easy and healthy recipe: Deep-fried Tofu Balls:

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  • tofu: 350g of well pressed kinu/silk tofu
  • hijiki/sweet seaweed: 1 tablespoon (water-softened)
  • burdock root: 20 cm long piece (finely chopped)
  • carrot: 2~3 cm long piece (finely chopped)
  • soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • flour: 1 tablespoon
  • white sesame seeds: 1 tablespoon
  • leeks: 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
  • fresh ginger: 1 teaspoon (grated)
  • no need for salt as it is contained in the soy sauce.
  • you may add a little miso paste and p0nzu for further seasoning.


Serving Size (0.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
long, burdock root, long, white sesame seeds, fresh ginger, miso paste