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It’s not all chips and gravy as t hese fabulous recipes from some of Northern England’s best restaurants show

Ginger tofu

We are big fans of tofu; almost all varieties feature on our menu throughout the year. But this way of preparing tofu is the house favourite. It is very versatile so you can use it in many different recipes.

By Ippuku Tea House

Serves 2 | Prep 25 mins | Cook 10 mins | Calories 387 (per serving)


45ml (1½floz) soy sauce

50ml (1¾floz) mirin

25ml (1floz) cooking sake (or white wine can be used)

12g (½oz) sugar

20ml (¾floz) water

10g (1⁄3oz) fresh ginger, finely grated


200g (7oz) firm tofu

200g (7oz) onions

10g (1⁄3oz) fresh ginger

4 tbsp potato starch

1 tbsp sesame oil


1 Put all of the shougayaki sauce ingredients in a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat.

2 This sauce can also be used with many other ingredients and will store well in a sealed container in the fridge.


3 Remove the tofu from its packaging and wrap the block in white paper towels. Place in a microwaveable dish and heat on a high setting for 2 minutes. If you don’t have a microwave, put another heavy dish on top of the tofu block and weight it down carefully. The pressure will help remove the water; you can do this for at least 10 minutes, depending on the texture of tofu you want. When the water is removed, the tofu should still be moist, but not soaking wet and you can remove the paper towels and drain off the water.

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Would you love to be a better vegan baker? Look no further as the August issue of Vegan Food & Living is here to help. It's packed with ideas for the perfect vegan afternoon tea from one brioche that can be made into both sweet and savoury treats to macarons, mini Swiss rolls, mini sandwiches and more. Also this issue we show you how to make your own cheese, get creative with tofu and try out raw recipes. Plus we have a selection of homemade ice creams that will mean you'll never go back to readymade once you've tried them. If that's not enough, we also share top tips for reducing your food waste, reveal how to give your diet a skin-friendly mot and check out slow living for busy people.