Ganmodoki

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Alternative namesがんもどき
TypeFritter
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsTofu
Ingredients generally usedCarrots, lotus roots and burdock

Ganmodoki (がんもどき, 雁擬き) is a fried tofu fritter made with vegetables, such as carrots, lotus roots and burdock. It may also contain egg. Ganmodoki means pseudo-goose (gan (がん, 雁) + pseudo (もどき)). This is because ganmodoki is said to taste like goose; compare mock turtle soup. Ganmodoki is also called ganmo for short.

In the Edo period, ganmodoki was a stir-fried konjac dish. A dish similar to the ganmodoki today was made by wrapping chopped up vegetables in tofu (much like a manjū) and deep frying it.

In Western Japan, Ganmodoki is called hiryōzu, hiryuzu or hirōsu, from the Portuguese word filhós or Spanish fillos.

See also

References

  1. ^ Japan Tofu Association. "Tofu history". Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  2. ^ Ishige, Naomichi (2011). The history and culture of Japanese food. London; New York: Routledge. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-203-35790-3. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
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