Pan Fried Tofu With Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Pan Fried Tofu With Teriyaki Sauce Recipe


  • 1 package (14 oz) extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into bite-sized cubes
  • Oil for frying
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Others
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped and divided
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)
  • Sesame seeds for topping (optional)
  1. Wrap tofu slices with paper towels to absorb excess water and to let out moisture. Replace paper towels as needed.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients for teriyaki sauce (soy sauce, water, brown sugar, maple syrup, ginger, and garlic powder.
  3. Marinade tofu with teriyaki sauce for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Drain tofu, reserving the marinade in a separate bowl.
  5. Heat oil in a pan for frying on medium heat.
  6. When oil is hot enough, fry tofu slices until crispy and golden on all sides. Work in batches until you go through all of them. (Be careful! Oil will sizzle because of the teriyaki marinade absorbed in tofu)
  7. Place cooked tofu on a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  8. Remove oil from the pan you have used, leaving only about a teaspoon of oil.
  9. Cook the shallots and a tablespoon of chopped green onions. Cook for about a minute or two until fragrant.
  10. Add the teriyaki sauce marinade into the pan and let simmer.
  11. Whisk in cornstarch mixture. Keep stirring until sauce is thick enough, about a minute, then turn off the heat.
  12. To assemble
  13. On a bed of warm rice, place cooked tofu slices then top with teriyaki sauce mixture. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.
  14. Serve immediately.
  15. Enjoy!

Share It To Your Friends!

Share to Facebook