Can I freeze Japanese fried tofu?
I love using the fried tofu that I buy at the Japanese market but going to the market weekly is an inconvenience. Is it possible to freeze the fried tofu without degradation?
Also, how long can I expect to keep the fried tofu in the fridge before it goes bad?
definitely, i do it with the house food's "oagesan" fried tofu for inari sushi. in fact --most of the fried tofu product is frozen before placed on the refigerated shelf.
i discovered this when i mentioned to a stocker that i had a long drive ahead of me --and he went to the back to get me a frozen package.
My Obachan used to freeze it all the time. She'd freeze it in a little of the liquid she cooked it in and then just thaw and use for sushi or in soups. I'm not sure about how long it'll keep. I guess it should depend on the packaging.
I have had no trouble freezing up to a few months. It won't go bad, but it might get freezer burns, so wrap well to prolong.
To answer your second question, I usually keep it in the fridge for up to about 5 days. But they do keep better in the freezer.