I liked the cabbage more than the tofu, though the tofu was pretty good. I was disappointed in the wasabi coating, it didn't add much, if I made it again I would probably just use panko. I also added minced garlic and ginger to the cabbage - seemed like it would have been bland without something to punch it up. A dipping sauce would probably help.
One of our tofu favorites now. As feast for the eyes, as well as the palate. I usually add more wasabi peas to boost the flavor punch. The accompanying red cabbage and leeks is delicious! I usually make only 1/2 recipe for the 2 of us.Read More
I've been a CL subscriber since the '90s, and probably cook 30-40 recipes a year from the magazine. In nearly a quarter century of having cooked, cumulatively, several hundred CL recipes, this is honestly the worst I've ever had. I honestly can't recall the last time I took one bite of a dish, and then threw all of it in the trash. Even my GF, who is adamant about never wasting food, agreed and tossed her share as well. I would rather have had an unpleasant taste than the utter and absolute lack of any flavor. Really, even for a magazine that is known for its frequently bland recipes, this takes the metaphorically flavorless cake. To make matters worse, tofu was around $5 a package, and leeks $3.99 each. This horrifically bad meal cost, in total, over $25! Oh, and even though it's only eight ingredients, it takes a surprising amount of time and uses a surprising number of dishes, so not only is it a waste of money, it's a surprisingly large waste of time! It's been two hours since I tossed this abuse of food in the trash and I am still fuming over it.Read More