Japanese tofu and chicken burger made from tofu, ground chicken, and shiitake mushroom with a tasty soy glaze.
Gather all the ingredients.
Drain the tofu for 15 minutes (1. You can let it stand like picture below. 2. Wrap the tofu with paper towel and put a plate to press the tofu. 3. Wrap the tofu with paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds or so). Keep the leftover tofu in water and store in the fridge for a few days (make tofu miso soup).
Mince green onions, shiitake mushrooms, and ginger. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the patties and mix all together with hands. Add patty seasonings and mix well until the mixture is sticky.
Pinch 2 inch off from the mixture and make oval shape patties. Toss each ball from one hand to the other hand repeatedly about 5 times in order to release the air from the ball. The meat patties will crack when cooking if the air is trapped inside and not released. Start cooking patties soon as the tofu will release water if you wait.
Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Combine ingredients for the slurry mixture in another small bowl and mix well until there is no lump. In a smaller frying pan or saucepan, add the sauce mixture and bring it to a boil. Then add the slurry mixture in the sauce and mix all together. When the sauce gets thicken, turn off the heat and set aside.
In a non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes, without flipping or moving around. After 5 minutes, turn over and lower the heat to medium low heat and cook covered for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer the cooked patties to a plate and repeat the process until you finish cooking all the patties. Pour the hot sauce over the meat patties and top with shiso leaves before serving.
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