Tofu Steak with Teriyaki Sauce

October 14th, 2012 § 0 comments

My vegetarian friend taught me “freezing-tofu” method, and this is the first time I put tofu in the freezer.

Yes, freezing tofu does change the texture, it became more meat like and chewier, also soaks up sauces more than normal tofu.

It’s perfect with the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.


— Tofu Steak with Teriyaki Sauce (serves 2) —

400g water-packed firm tofu

2 tablespoons mirin

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon sake

1/2 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon corn flour

1 tablespoon sesame oil

some spring onion, finely chopped (for garnish)


Place the unopened tofu package into the freezer. Let it freeze for overnight.

Defrost the tofu and squeeze out the excess water.

Cut the tofu block into 4-6 blocks.

Lightly coat the tofu blocks with the corn flour.

Combine the mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar and water in a bowl. Set aside.

Heat a frying-pan over medium heat with the sesame oil. Fry each side of the tofu until lightly golden.

Add the teriyaki sauce in the frying-pan and shaking the frying-pan gently and cook both side until the sauce has thickened.

Garnish with the finely chopped spring onion.

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