Tofu with Garlic Mirin Sauce
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 pound regular extra firm tofu, pressed and drained, sliced 1/4" thick
steamed jasmine rice or cooked soba noodles, to serve Sauce:
1/8 cup mirin
1/8 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
1. Heat cooking oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Line a plate with paper towel. Fry tofu until golden on both sides. Remove tofu to prepared plate.
2. Stir all sauce ingredients in small bowl, adding sesame oil last. Pour sauce mixture into skillet, and cook until thickened.
3. Add tofu back to skillet, and toss to coat, and heat through. Serve over rice or noodles.