This is the best recipe for tofu steak ever!
Seared tofu steak simmered and glazed in a fabulous teriyaki sesame soy sauce that locks in flavour.

Crispy on the bite, yet delicately soft, this pan-fried Teriyaki Tofu is incredibly flavourful!

Enjoy this Japanese style dish as an appetizer, or even as the main dish accompanied with rice and a few of your favourite sides.

It’s a simple tofu steak recipe for anyone to try, and is keto, vegan and gluten-free diets friendly!

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Recipe For Tofu Steak

Custom Keto Diet
A Recipe For Tofu Steak that is a quick and easy way to transform tofu from boring to delicious:
Cut them into steaks and pan fried, then simmered and glazed with a special teriyaki sauce.
It’s a recipe that’ll change anybody’s mind about tofu!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Easy and Flavourful Main Dish Ideas for Every Occasion
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 379 kcal


  • 1 block 350g extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tsp minced Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 4 tsp sugar-free Maple Syrup gluten-free optional
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Spring Onions/Scallions
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds


  • [mv_schema_meta name="Drain the tofu"]Drain the tofu, and cut into two large steaks by slicing the block in half lengthwise.
  • Wrap the tofu in a paper towel and place it on a plate with another plate on top of the tofu to drain the excess water. Leave for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir together water, soy sauce, mirin, maple syrup, spring onions, sesame oil, and ginger in a bowl.
  • Heat some oil in a pan on high heat and cook the tofu until seared on both sides.
  • Pour the sauce over the tofu in the pan until the sauce has reduced/evaporated a little.
  • Pour in teriyaki sauce mixture and simmer into a glaze.
  • Top with sesame seeds and spring onions



Best Tofu for Tofu Steaks

Tofu is widely available these days. It comes in a broad range of textures and styles, from super-delicate, creamy, pudding-like versions which needs to be handled with extreme care.
To make tofu steaks, you need to use a firm tofu that is hard enough to be handled like steak.
It must be able to be sliced and pan fried.
It is sold labelled either as “firm tofu” or “hard tofu”.

Tofu Steak Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the tofu on top of a bed of steamed rice and drizzle the extra sauce on top.
  • This savoury breakfast rice goes very well with this tofu steak.
  • It’s wonderful served alongside baby potatoes and vegetables.
  • It would also be wonderful alongside vegan mashed potatoes or vegan scalloped potatoes or baked potato fries.
  • It’s also divine served with a side of Chinese cabbage stir fry.
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Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

1 Comment

Lea Hollman · 24/02/2022 at 9:54 pm

5 stars
I loved this because it made boring tofu tasty

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