fried tofu vegan teriyaki garlic onion ginger soy sesame
Perfect Asian side dish. Crunchy and flavorful!

I was really craving fried sushi a few days ago but I was too lazy to cook rice, make rolls, etc… It just is a way of a hazard to make fried sushi but I really wanted that crunch you get and all the Asian flavors so I decided to fry some tofu and make an Asian glaze with it. And holy shit, this is a new favorite of mine.

It’s a perfect appetizer or a side dish to pair with rice. I actually only ate it with some thinly sliced avocado (recommend you do that too as it balanced out the crunchy and all the powerful flavor with something cold, creamy and mild).

So what you need to make this dish is:

  • 1 Block of tofu
  • Flour or cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Spring onion
  • Toasted onion (Like This)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  1. Start with drying the tofu, just wrap some household paper around it and but something has on the tofu.
  2. In the meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients and heat up the oil in a pan, make the oil reach up at least a few centimeters. It should be able to cover half of the tofu.
  3. The tofu should be dry enough now so cut it into cube sizes. Toss is in flour so fully covered, then just add to the hot oil and let fry until they get some color. Just take a few minutes. (don’t forget to flip them halfway through.
  4. While the tofu is frying, make the sauce. Add about a tbsp of oil into a pan and add the garlic and ginger and let fry for a few minutes. Now add the teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and some chopped up spring onion. Add a little salt if wanted.
  5. When the tofu is down frying, transfer to a plate with some paper to let the excess oil drip off.
  6. Now just add the tofu top the glaze, toss around and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle on the toasted onion and some extra spring onion!