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Teriyaki Tofu Delight

Indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of our Fried Teriyaki Tofu recipe. This delicious vegan dish combines the satisfying crunch of crispy tofu with the irresistible sweetness of homemade teriyaki sauce. Perfectly balanced and packed with umami, this dish is sure to become a favorite among tofu lovers and food enthusiasts alike.
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Fried Teriyaki Tofu is a delightful fusion dish that brings together the Japanese flavors of teriyaki sauce with the versatility of tofu. The tofu is first marinated in a flavorful teriyaki glaze, then coated in a crispy batter before being fried to golden perfection. The result is a delectable combination of textures and flavors that will have you coming back for more.


1 block of firm tofu
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Vegetable oil for frying
Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish (optional)
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Total TIme:

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Place the tofu block between paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Put a cutting board or a heavy object on top of the tofu to remove excess moisture. Let it press for about 15 minutes.


In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, and rice vinegar until the sugar dissolves. This is your teriyaki sauce.


Cut the pressed tofu into bite-sized cubes or rectangular pieces.


Place the tofu in a shallow dish or a Ziploc bag and pour the teriyaki sauce over it. Gently toss to coat the tofu evenly. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.


In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch with a little water to create a thick batter.


Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Take each marinated tofu piece, dip it in the batter, and ensure it is fully coated. Shake off any excess batter.


Carefully place the coated tofu in the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking. This process usually takes about 5-7 minutes.


Once the tofu is cooked, transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack to drain any excess oil.


Garnish the Fried Teriyaki Tofu with sesame seeds and green onions if desired. Serve it hot as a main dish or a side dish with steamed rice or noodles.

Tips for this recipe

To achieve a crispier texture, make sure to press the tofu before marinating it. Place the tofu between paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and place a heavy object, such as a cutting board, on top. This helps remove excess moisture from the tofu, allowing it to crisp up beautifully during frying.

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