Here is a tasty recipe, quick to make and requiring few ingredients.
150 g tofu, cut into 6 equally sized pieces
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 coriander root
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon white peppercorn
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon mushroom sauce
½ teaspoon coconut sugar
2 tablespoons tempura flour
1 tablespoon of smaller garlic cloves, with their skin on
1 coriander sprig, coarsely chopped
vegetable oil, for frying
Marinate the tofu in the soy sauce for about 10 minutes.
Prepare the pepper sauce. In a mortar, pound the coriander root, garlic clove and peppercorns until smooth. Fry this paste briefly in a tablespoon of oil. Add mushroom sauce, water and sugar, mix and remove from the heat.
Crush the garlic cloves coarsely, just open them a little. Do not remove the skin.
Roll the tofu in the flour, remove the excess and fry at 170°C for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off the heat and, while leaving the tofu in the hot oil, add the crushed garlic. Brown the garlic for one minute. Drain garlic and tofu on kitchen paper.
Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with the pepper sauce and chopped coriander.