Abura-age, or deep-fried tofu, is an indispensable ingredient used in miso soup, udon and rice dishes. It's also been a valuable source of protein in the Buddhist vegetarian diet. Our reporter, Dasha, learns more from manufacturer in Fukui Prefecture, Japan's largest abura-age consumption area. Find out why foxes are associated with the food, and learn tasty recipes you can easily try at home. (Reporter: Dasha V)

Abura-age French toast
Abura-age section of a supermarket in Fukui
Dasha baking Abura-age
Foxes in the temple precincts