Sesame Tofu


Before I went vegan, every once in a while I would get sesame chicken from the local Chinese place. It was damn good but this sesame tofu is exponentially better. It is actually so easy to make, only a few ingredients and only takes about 30 minutes to make!


1/2 block extra firm tofu
3-4 tbsp of cornstarch
1 tsp paprika

3 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 clove of garlic, minced
Cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch+1 tbsp water)

2 tbsp sesame seeds

Begin by pressing your tofu. Wrap it in a towel and leave something heavy on it for a few minutes to get out extra water. Cut tofu into small pieces. Mix cornstarch and paprika together in a bowl, then add in chunks of tofu. Toss to coat. Once they are coated, place into a non stick pan on medium low heat. Place them all down on one side, cook for about 5-7 minutes to get golden brown. Keep flipping until all sides are golden.

To make the sauce add in all ingredients except cornstarch slurry into a pot and mix together. Place sauce on the stove and cook until it has heated up. Then once it is warm, add in the slurry and begin to stir. Stir for about 3-5 mins until the cornstarch has been dissolved. Then add in the sesame seeds and tofu. Toss again to coat everything. Serve over white rice and top with extra sesame seeds and green onions.

Serves 2 people.

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5 thoughts on “Sesame Tofu

  1. I am so glad I have found you ! I am just starting my Vegan life and WordPress life ;p and I couldn’t be happier that your recipes are so easy to follow and I can see if I could make it myself 😀 xx


  2. Fan-TASTIC recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I added a bunch of chopped ginger to the sauce, and look forward to more experimentation in the future. But this is a truly wonderful base recipe. Thank you thank you.

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  3. Looks yummy. For authentic chicken texture and look use Butler Foods Soy Curls. Rehydrate and voila! Can’t tell from chicken — really. Shelf stable pantry item, no refrigeration required!


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