kejlina (kejlina) wrote in vegancooking,

Fried tofu from the Vegibar at Salon Mazal in Tel Aviv

Salon Mazal was (RIP!) a radical library in Tel Aviv that contained books on peace activism, feminism, veganism, etc. Inside Salon Mazal was the Vegibar, where you could get yummy vegan food at reasonable prices.

Sadly I never got a chance to go there, but my Israeli room mate has told me all about it.

So we were watching animal rights videos on youtube, and we happened to find a video about the Vegibar. And it has a cooking segment! The guy in the video made some fried tofu, and when my room mate and I realised that we have all ingredients in the house to make it, we knew we just had to...

The video didn't specify amounts of anything, so feel free to adjust this all to suit your tastes. The amounts below are what I used;

Fried tofu

1 lb extra firm tofu, sliced thinly
3 tbsp date syrup
4 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the date syrup, soy sauce, olive oil, chili sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and marinate the tofu in this mixture.

Remove the marinated tofu and pan-fry until browned. Serve on bread with vegan mayo, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.

If anyone wants to see the youtube video, here it is. It's all in Hebrew, but if you don't understand Hebrew, at least there's a hot Israeli peace-activist vegan for you to drool over. Oh, and tofu.

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