These circles of wheat gluten are great. You can do all sorts with them and their chewy texture makes them a good substitute for meat. Here’s one recipe from the Japanese book ‘Happy Vegetarian’ which you can also buy through our online shop
Soak the kuruma-fu in water until soft, then drain well. Put A in a bowl then add the fu, pressing well to absorb flavours. Next remove the fu from the dashi (don’t drain off the liquid) and sandwich the 4 slices together.
Coat the fu ‘sandwich’ with katakuriko and fry on a medium heat until well browned. Cut into quarters. Nb. our fu is quite thick so you might find sandwiching two slices to be thick enough.