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Sesame Tofu

This pan-fried tofu recipe is covered with a sticky sweet honey soy sauce. Serve it over white rice for the best takeout fakeout dish you've ever made!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian-inspired recipe, pan-fried Asian tofu recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 140kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma


  • EZ Tofu Press
  • Chef's knife
  • Medium skillet
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the sauce

  • ½ cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup for vegan diet
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Thai chili sauce
  • ½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Cooked white rice for serving, optional


  • Press the extra firm tofu with the EZ Tofu Press. Turn the knobs every 3 to 4 minutes for 10 to 12 minutes total.
  • Cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces. Sauté it in a skillet with sesame oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping occasionally.
  • While the tofu is frying, whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • When the tofu is golden brown, add the sauce to the skillet and increase the heat until it boils. Keep stirring the entire time. When it begins to boil, remove from heat and continue stirring.
  • Serve over cooked white rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1768mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg