Agedashi… donuts? A traditional Japanese tofu dish gets a sweet twist from Mr. Donut

The official recipe makes us question everything we thought we knew about Japanese food.

Since the pandemic, more and more people are ordering to eat out and preparing meals at home. A number of fast food chains have pivoted to cater to the trend, offering tricks and recipes to modifying fast food items, and now Mr. Donut is joining the frenzy with a new recipe for…Ajidashi Donuts.

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it includes my grandfathers, which means “slightly fried” but is commonly associated with Agedashi Tofu, the popular fried tofu dish. Agedashi Tofu (pronounced “Agedashi Dofu”) is known for its sticky-sweet-salty sauce, which pairs beautifully with the thick-fried batter that encases soft tofu, but how does this work with Donut replaces tofu?

We decided to find out by trying this unusual Mr. Donut recipe, which requires the following ingredients for one serving:

Vegetable oil: Suitable quantity for frying
● Mentsuyu (noodle broth): approximately 20 milliliters (0.7 ounces)
grated radish: 50 grams (1.8 ounces)
potato starch: 1 tablespoon
Mitsuba: 2 sheets
shishimi: pinch for season
● Mister Donut Bon D Ring
: 1

We gathered all the ingredients together, except for mitsuba, which we couldn’t find in the store, so we used green shiso leaves instead, and moved on to the four-step preparation process.

Step 1: Separate the Pon de Ring into individual balls and sprinkle potato starch on them.

Step 2: Fry in oil at 180 ° C and put on a paper towel to drain.

Step 3: Put in a bowl and top with grated radish and grated mitsuba.

Step 4: Pour minsuyu over it, add the shichimi seasoning and you’re done!

As you’ve probably noticed, frying donuts make them twice fried, which increases the calories, but also adds to the taste. Our first stay was temporary, as we wondered what this combination of flavors could offer, but the result was Surprisingly delicious!

The double frying method made it tender on the inside and very crunchy on the outside.

Potato starch gave cakes Same sticky coating as glossy tofu, which made it familiar, but completely different at the same time. A blend of freshly grated daikon radish, fragrant green shiso, salty noodle broth, and spicy shishimi helps Lower the sweetness of the donut and take it toward the delicious spectrumTo create a harmonious blend of flavours.

▼ Check out the official recipe video below:

We never thought we’d say this, but if you’ve been able to get your hands on a donut and the above ingredients, we definitely recommend giving it a try! It’s an unforgettable side dish that enriches the taste buds while confusing the mind, like imitation octopus balls made with hard-boiled eggs!

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