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Inari Age (Seasoned Fried Tofu Pouch)

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  • Inari Age | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    Inari Age (いなりあげ, 稲荷あげ), sometimes written as Inariage, is Japanese fried bean curd or tofu pouch, which has been cooked and seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and mirin.

    How to Use Inari Age

    We use Inari Age specifically to make Inari Sushi and Kitsune Udon. I like to make my own Inari Age when I have the time, but most Japanese cooks would use ready-made Inari Sushi from the package for convenience. Since the deep-fried tofu pouches are already cooked and seasoned, you just need to squeeze the liquid out from the package and it’s ready to use.

    Inari Sushi served on the wooden board, along with the pickled ginger.

    Inari Sushi

    A dark bowl containing Kitsune Udon Noodle Soup.

    Kitsune Udon

    Where To Find Inari Age

    Inari Age | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    It is available ready-made in vacuum-sealed packets at Japanese grocery stores in the refrigerated or freezer section. I usually buy the brands that contain ‘no added addictives’. You can also buy a canned Inari Age on Amazon.

    Homemade Inari Age Recipe

    If you want to make homemade Inari Age from scratch, you can do so with Aburaage and pantry-friendly condiments. The best thing about homemade tofu pouch is that you can control the sweetness and the flavor is more rounded than the store-bought ones.

    You can find my homemade Inari Age recipe here. Unfortunately, it’s easier to find ready-made Inari Age than Aburaage at Asian grocery stores.

    Inari Age (Seasoned Deep Fried Tofu Pocket) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

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