Sweet & Spicy Sesame Tofu

January 20, 2021
2 Ratings
Photo by Ria Elciario
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This quick and easy tofu is best served with rice and vegetables. —Ria Elciario

What You'll Need
  • 200 grams extra firm tofu (about 1/2 a packet)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (or 2 red chillies, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 5-7 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 scallion, chopped (for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil (for cooking)
  1. Press and slice the tofu into your desired size, then set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add garlic, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic powder. Whisk together until fully incorporated, then add your tofu and marinate for 15 minutes. Note: Make sure the tofu is fully coated in the marinade. The longer you keep it in the marinade, the more flavorful it'll be.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the sesame oil over medium-high.
  4. Add the tofu and fry each side for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from heat, then serve and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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1 Review

Elliot S. February 8, 2021
Easy to follow and delicious recipe! Definitely a new staple of my household.