GINGER SAUCE: In small saucepan, place vinegar, sugar, 3/4 c water, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 T water; stir into sauce. Cook mixture, stirring until clear and thickened.
Remove pan from heat; stir in ginger. Makes 1 cup. Use for Batter Dipped Tofu and Vegetable Stir fry.
TOFU: While Ginger Sauce is simmering, cut tofu into 1" squares about 1/4" thick. Set aside.
In a med bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, and seasonings.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg. Add milk and hot pepper sauce.
In a large skillet, heat oil. Piece by piece, dip tofu in flour, then in egg mixture, and again in flour. Saute until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side.
Serve warm, arranged on a platter with cocktail forks and a bowl of Ginger Sauce. Surround platter with curly lettuce leaves or large sprigs of parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.
VARIATIONS: - use egg white only