¼ c soy sauce
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs mirin
2 cloves garlic (you can substitute with ½ tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp fresh ginger (you can substitute with ½ tsp ginger powder)
½ tsp chile pepper flakes (amount depends on your taste)
1 block of tofu
Leftover sauce can be used for other meats, etc.
1. Cut tofu into rectangles, pat dry. Place on dish towel that is on top of a cutting board.
2. Place another paper/dish towel on top and then place another cutting board or flat object on top. Put a small weight on the top cutting boards (I used a small iron pan). Let sit for up 4 hrs or up to 1 day.
3. Lightly coat tofu with flour on all sides.
4. Pan fry in a thin layer of oil, on a hot pan.