Tofu dumpling (Hi ryo zu) with Bamboo root

April 7, 2010

Author Notes: "Hi Ryo Zu" means "flying dragon head". We can buy these at TOFU shop or deli. But some people who love cooking make these by themselves. burio

Makes: 6 pcs


  • 1 packet of Tofu
  • 1 egg
  • 3 inch of Japanese yam (if you can get one)
  • 1/3 carrot
  • 1 small bamboo root (boiled)
  • 1/2 cup green pea
  • 1 tablespoon hiziki (black sea weed) if you have
  • 3 cups vegetable oil (for deep fry)
In This Recipe


  1. Chop bamboo root and carrot into half dice size. Put tofu on strainer and put weight on it to squeeze off water.
  2. Mix tofu, egg , Japanese yam with food processor until it becomes very smooth. Put the batter into a bowl, mix other vegetables with a spoon. Shape into 2inch ball size.
  3. Heat vegetable oil and cook the batter until it becomes brown.
  4. Serve with dashi soup, soy sause and ginger (not listed in the ingredients), or some dressings, try any kind of seasonings you like.

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