Pork Floss Tofu Okonomiyaki

By Mylene Chung/October 29, 2012

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We don’t know why, but for whatever reason you may have, there might come a day when you’ll just tire of shoving burgers down your throat.

This lighter, healthier version of yesterday’s recipe might just surprise you with the same degree of deliciousness, but with less of the fat. Here at Pepper.ph, we love loading our recipes with calories galore, but this dish is actually a great alternative for those who are watching their weight. Actually, you don’t even have to be on a diet to enjoy this. Omnomnomnom.

The key to this tofu recipe is to use the Bulldog brand of tonkatsu sauce, and Kewpie for the mayonnaise. The savory-salty taste of the sauce balances out the silky soya flavor of the tofu. Pork floss can be purchased in most groceries, and it works as a nice, flaky topping to this dish. Not to mention, the play of textures you get from all the ingredients combined.

Eating tofu doesn’t guarantee weight loss. If you eat several of these in one sitting for the entire week, you’ll achieve the same result as you would with burgers. Just saying.

Pork Floss Tofu Okonomiyaki

Total Time: 20 minutes / Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • Tonkatsu Sauce (Bulldog brand is the best)
  • Chinese Pork Floss (otherwise known as “maho”)
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying

Procedure

  1. Slice tofu into flat half inch squares.
  2. Place teflon pan on medium heat and add oil.
  3. Fry tofu slices on both sides until golden brown.
  4. Place a slice of fried tofu on a plate.
  5. Top with Japanese mayonnaise, Bulldog sauce, and  maho/pork floss.
  6. Serve.

Mylene Chung

Director of Photography / Founder

Mylene Chung is a food photographer and prop stylist for Pepper.ph and PhotoKitchen. She’s worked with companies like Resorts World Manila, Reader’s Digest Asia, Manila Peninsula and has been featured in several publications and tv shows. Over the course of her career, she has already gained a whopping 20 pounds, which she has been desperately trying to lose. For more updates from her, you can add her up on instagram @mylenechung. See More.

  • sid

    where can you buy the bulldog brand? thanks!

    • Mikka Wee

      Hi Sid! Most groceries carry Bulldog already. :) But we bought ours in Unimart. We think Cash & Carry and Makati Supermarket also carry it. :D

  • Vinnie

    Can anyone please tell me where I can buy the Chinese Floss?

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      You can find some at The Little Store, Dec, or Wei Wang.:)

      • Vinnie

        Oooh! Thanks thanks for the info… Will give this a shot… With the floss, I am sure it’s going to be a treat! Thanks a lot!

  • Sara

    Hi Mylene & Mikka – Thanks for recommending a pan with Teflon® nonstick coating for use in your Pork Floss Tofu Okonomiyaki recipe. I represent DuPont and it’s always a pleasure to see people recommending our products.

    If you are interested in some recipes to look at for your cookware with Teflon® nonstick coatings, visit http://www.scribd.com/TeflonBrand! Thanks. Cheers, Sara

  • http://www.facebook.com/aarendal Albert Rendal

    oishii ne….