Crispy Teriyaki Tofu

Course: Mains, SidesCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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  • Pack of firm tofu (to be cut into 1 inch pieces)

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oil of choice

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch and ¼ teaspoon white or black pepper

  • ¼ cup water and ⅓ cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1 garlic clove diced

  • 2 tablespoons cold water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Place the tofu into a medium bowl and add the soy sauce, oil, cornstarch and pepper. Toss to coat the tofu.
  • Arrange the tofu pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until browned and crispy.
  • While the tofu bakes, prepare the sauce. Stir ¼ cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sherry, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger together in small saucepan.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, until reduced by about ⅓.
  • Stir the cold water and cornstarch together in a small bowl or cup. Stir the mixture into the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 1 minute more, until it thickens up a bit.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • When the tofu is cooked, add it to the pot and stir to coat the tofu with sauce.
  • Serve with rice, steamed vegetables and sprinkle with sesame seeds

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