Sweet n’ Spicy Sesame Tofu


I have revamped my previous fried tofu recipe to include more flavour but keep it at a simple, high protein edition to your dishes. I personally try to keep my soy intake to a minimum for personal preference but every so often reach for tofu since its cheap, easy to work with and sometimes just what the dish I’m making needs.

The ingredients I used would work as an amazing marinade for tofu that you could soak in over night, but I normally forget and just do it when I’m ready to cook it.


  • Extra firm tofu – I used about 1/3 of a block, chopped into squares
  • Sesame Seeds

Equal parts: (I added a tsp of each)

  • Water
  • Soy Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Chilli Sauce or hot sauce

I also added: (optional)

  • A drop of liquid smoke
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper

How to:

  1. Add ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine well.
  2. Press the water out of your tofu using a towel or paper towel once you’ve cut off slices or you can also just press the cubed pieces.
  3. Add sauce with the tofu into a pan and cook at a low-medium heat.
  4. Once the sauce is evaporated, add a splash more water or soy sauce as well as a generous amount of sesame seeds and turn heat up slightly to fry the tofu more and create a crispy outside (I borderline burn mine because I like it crunchy).
  5. Serve on rice, quinoa, with veggies, as a side dish or just enjoy as a snack!


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