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41 Easy Asian Tofu Recipes to Wow Your Guests

These super easy and delicious Asian tofu recipes are sure to wow your guests!

From simple stir-fries to creative vegan dishes, these recipes will show you just how versatile and flavorful tofu can be.

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Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to add some variety to your meal planning, these recipes are sure to please.

1. Sticky Sesame Crispy Tofu

Sticky, sweet, and spicy – what more could you ask for?

Well, how about a plate of crispy tofu to go with it?

Introducing Sticky Sesame Crispy Tofu.

This delicious vegan dish is full of flavor.

It’s oven-baked and coated in a sweet and spicy sesame sauce that’s sure to tantalize the taste buds!

All you need are some simple ingredients like garlic, spring onions, tofu, vegetable stock, soy sauce, sriracha, corn flour/starch, pepper, and salt.

Plus a little oil for pan-frying your tofu before baking it off in the oven with all your other ingredients.

2. Teriyaki Tofu Katsu

Craving a unique and flavorful dish for dinner?

Look no further than Teriyaki Tofu Katsu!

This vegan-friendly take on the classic Japanese breaded pork katsu is a true delight.

Slabs of extra firm tofu are coated in crispy Japanese breadcrumbs, cooked until golden brown, and smothered with homemade teriyaki sauce.

The result?

A mix of sweet, savory, and crunchy that’s impossible to resist! Plus it comes together in just 40 minutes.

Serve over steamed short-grain rice then finish off with some togarashi (Japanese seven-spice blend) for an added kick.

3. Tofu Stir Fry

When simplicity and flavor collide, you get this easy-to-make tofu stir fry.

It’s a 30-minute meal with an amazing combination of crunchy veggies and crispy tofu.

The star of the show is the chili garlic sauce that gives it a unique flavor.

This dish has something for everyone — it’s vegan, kid-approved, and can be served as a main course or side dish.

It’s also healthy!

Make sure to add plenty of onion, snap peas, broccoli florets, peppers, and zucchini to make it packed with nutritious vegetables!

4. Rad Na With Tofu

How does a delightful rad na with slightly sweet gravy, marinated tofu, and flat rice noodles sound?


It’s time to get creative in the kitchen, and this recipe is an easy way to do it.

You’ll start by marinating the tofu for a delicious flavor boost.

Then you’ll make the flavorful sauce using soybean paste, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, cornstarch, and more.

As for what to serve it with?

Chinese broccoli or your favorite vegetables will round out this meal perfectly!

5. Miso & coconut soup with soba noodles and silken tofu

When the temperature drops, nothing beats a warm and cozy bowl of Miso & Coconut Soup with Soba Noodles and Silken Tofu!

This comforting soup is sure to satisfy your cravings on cold nights.

The flavor combination of miso paste, sesame oil, chili flakes plus all the other ingredients creates an amazing umami-rich broth.

Plus, it’s full of protein-packed tofu and soba noodles that make it hearty enough for dinner.

6. Crispy Gochujang Korean Tofu

Super crispy, flavorful, and perfectly spiced — this baked Gochujang Korean tofu will be your new favorite vegan dinner!

The secret to making these crispy pieces of deliciousness?

You have to coat the tofu with a crisp layer first, using cornstarch, gluten-free breadcrumbs, and a mix of soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey.

Then you bake it until it’s golden brown before giving it one final coating of the gochujang/red chili paste for a tantalizing spicy kick.

Serve up this tasty treat with some veggies and white rice for an unbeatable meal!

7. General Tso’s Tofu

If you don’t mind a meatless dinner, this General Tso’s Tofu is the perfect option!

This vegan version tastes just as good as the restaurant version.

The tofu is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Plus, it’s tossed in a sweet and spicy garlic ginger sauce that will make your taste buds sing with joy.

The secret to making this tofu extra flavorful?

A panada made from cornstarch, sesame oil, and maple syrup.

It keeps the tofu crisp even after you toss it in the sauce.

Ready for a take-out experience right in your own kitchen?

Get your wok ready for some delicious General Tso’s Tofu!

8. Nori-Wrapped Tofu in a Szechuan-Style Spicy Sauce

When you combine the crispy texture of nori with the savory flavor of tofu, you’re in for a real treat.

Introducing Nori-Wrapped Tofu in a Szechuan-Style Spicy Sauce!

This dish takes just 45 minutes from start to finish and is sure to be a hit with friends and family.

The spicy sauce has flavors that include chili garlic sauce, doubanjiang or spicy broad bean paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds.

Serve over some steaming white rice or noodles for the ultimate comfort meal.

9. Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkanpoong Tofu)

Not too spicy, not too crunchy — just the perfect balance of garlicky goodness!

This vegan-friendly Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu will have you wanting more.

It’s a great meal for those who follow plant-based diets and meat-eaters alike.

The secret to getting that amazing texture is pressing the tofu before cutting it and then coating it in potato starch.

The spicy flavors come from Korean green chili peppers, dried red chili flakes, and gochugaru (Korean chili powder).

If you like garlic as much as I do, this one’s for you!

10. Umami Tofu

No matter how you like to eat it, this 20-minute Tofu is sure to become your go-to dish!

It’s an explosion of savory flavor that you can enjoy in so many ways.

Add the tofu to a rice bowl, salads, wraps, lettuce cups, and tacos – all while keeping the cooking time under twenty minutes!

The secret ingredient?

A combination of tamari soy sauce with dijon mustard and maple syrup.

Mix all the ingredients in one bowl for an easy dinner that packs a punch!

11. Sweet & Sour Tofu

Your family and friends don’t need to know that Sweet & Sour Tofu is vegan and gluten-free.

They’ll only know how flavorful it is!

With a sticky sauce made with agave, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger – this savory dish will be the star of your table.

The tofu needs to be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

You can achieve this by coating it in cornstarch before frying it in oil.

I promise you won’t regret making this delicious Sweet & Sour Tofu.

12. Tofu Katsu Recipe (Japanese Vegan Steak)

When nothing but a crispy, crunchy steak will do, this Tofu Katsu Recipe is here to provide!

This vegan version of the popular Japanese dish tastes just like its meat-based counterpart – but in an animal-friendly form.

The tofu is coated with a flavorful flour mixture, then breaded and fried until golden and crisp.

Serve it over rice with delicious sweet chili or tonkatsu sauce – you won’t be able to tell it’s not real steak!

13. Fried Tofu(Atsuage)

Who can resist the crispiness of fried tofu?

Introducing Fried Tofu (Atsuage) Teriyaki – an easy and delicious recipe with Japanese flavor.

This side dish is perfect for an obento(lunch box) or meal prepping.

It’s vegan-friendly too!

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip this up in no time.

Scallions, Mirin, Soy sauce, Flour, Oil, and of course Atsuage (fried Tofu).

Enjoy a delightfully crunchy treat with every bite!

14. Sticky Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

These Sticky Teriyaki Tofu Bowls are about to become your go-to for the week.

Pan-fried tofu smothered in a homemade teriyaki sauce is served over fluffy rice, and it’s totally irresistible!

Plus, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.

This dish will make enough food for four people so no need to worry if you’re having guests over — they’ll love it as much as you do.

It takes less than 20 minutes to make and it’s vegan and gluten-free friendly!

15. 5-Minute Korean Silken Tofu

When time isn’t on your side, this 5-minute Korean Silken Tofu recipe is a lifesaver!

It offers a flavor-packed punch that will turn any meal into an incredible feast.

Just toss together some soy sauce, sugar or honey, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and chili flakes for the irresistible sauce.

Serve with garlic, green onion, and chopped chili pepper for added texture and ultimate deliciousness.

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this vegetarian dish!

16. Stir-Fried Sweet Chili Tofu

Imagine sitting down to a meal of sweet and spicy flavor, with crispy pieces of tofu in every bite.

This dish of Stir-Fried Sweet Chili Tofu is perfect for anyone who loves bold flavors and a hearty dish!

The beauty of this recipe is that the spice and sweetness levels are completely up to you — just adjust the sauce as desired.

  1. To make it happen, simmer together chili sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce, coconut sugar, cornstarch, and water until thickened.
  2. Toss in your vegetables plus some sesame seeds for extra crunch.
  3. Then finally add your extra firm tofu and let everything cook together for about 15 minutes.

17. Spicy Korean Tofu

I can already smell the amazing aromas coming from the kitchen!

Korean Tofu is here and it’s absolutely delicious.

It’s full of flavors like Gochujang, a Korean chili paste, agave or maple syrup, soy sauce, tahini, and rice vinegar.

The perfect balance of spicy, sweet, and savory.

And don’t worry about this being too difficult to make — you can have it ready in just 40 minutes!

Serve over rice with a vegetable side or add to a Bibimbap bowl.

18. Mapo Tofu Recipe (麻婆豆腐)

Are you looking for a delicious and spicy meal that’s easy to make?

Then try this Mapo Tofu Recipe!

This classic Chinese dish is popular in Sichuan province and will spice up any dinner table.

Tender ground pork, soft tofu, garlic, and green onions are infused with a lip-smacking sauce made of chili oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and more.

It takes just 20 minutes to whip up this flavor-packed meal – perfect for busy weeknight dinners or when you have friends over.

19. Agedashi Tofu (EXTRA Cripsy in 20 Minutes)

When I say the words “agedashi tofu”, you can almost taste it!

Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside, this dish is a classic.

This 20-minute recipe is as scrumptious as ever –and even better, it only calls for simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

The key to perfect agedashi tofu?

Don’t skimp on the cornstarch.

You want to deep fry your tofu until it reaches a golden brown exterior with beautiful crisp edges.

Serve with dashi stock soy sauce and mirin blend and sprinkle bonito flakes over top – so good!

20. Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Once you try this Crispy Air Fryer Tofu you’ll never go back!

The tofu is coated in a sticky and flavorful honey garlic and ginger sauce that will have your taste buds singing.

It’s so easy to make, plus it’s vegetarian too!

This delicious dish is sure to please the whole family.

And talk about crispy?

You won’t believe how crunchy this air-fried tofu comes out — your guests will be amazed.

21. Air Fryer Chili Garlic Tofu

It’s time to rethink tofu!

This Air Fryer Chili Garlic Tofu is crispy, flavorful, and totally delicious.

It’s the perfect meatless meal that everyone will love.

Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes!

The secret to making it extra tasty is coating it with a spicy chili garlic sauce.

The sweet and tangy flavor adds so much dimension.

Serve this over rice or quinoa, as part of a wrap, or simply on its own – no matter how you serve it, prepare for your taste buds to be delighted!

22. Tofu Avocado Salad

There’s nothing quite like a flavourful, no-cook salad.

This tofu avocado salad is just that — a deliciously easy vegan recipe with an Asian twist.

The silken tofu and creamy avocado make for an incredibly satisfying dish when paired with the zesty dressing of soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, sesame oil, and ground garlic & ginger.

Serve as a light meal or side dish! Healthy never tasted so good!

23. 5-Minute Silken Tofu with Korean Soy Sauce

Don’t take my word for it, but this 5-minute silken tofu with Korean soy sauce might just be the best vegan dish you ever tasted!

This savory and slightly sweet concoction packs a punch of flavor that’ll hit all the right spots.

All you need is a few simple ingredients, like sesame oil, red pepper flakes, green onions, peppers, and a few more flavorful items to create an amazing meal.

Plus it’s ready in only 5 minutes!

24. Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkanpoong Tofu)

Even the most die-hard meat eaters will enjoy this veganized, spicy and crunchy garlic tofu dish.

Using a few simple ingredients, it comes together quickly and packs in a lot of flavors.

The star of the show is definitely the gochangaru (Korean chili flakes).

You’ll add lots of that for some serious heat!

To give your tofu an extra crunchy exterior we’ll use potato starch instead of regular flour.

Toast up some sesame seeds for even more crunchiness then mix them with scallions, red onion, and garlic to create an aromatic sauce that you’re going to fall head over heels for.

25. Steamed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

Healthy, flavorful, and quick — what more could you want from a summer dish?

This Steamed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce checks all the boxes!

You won’t believe how easy it is to make.

Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced chef, this recipe is for everyone.

The two main ingredients are silken tofu and fermented black beans which create an unforgettable flavor combination.

Plus, the addition of ginger and garlic gives it that extra kick!

With the right balance between salty and spicy, this Chinese-inspired vegan entrée tastes like something straight out of your favorite restaurant’s kitchen.

26. Maple Hoisin Tofu

When you mix sweet and savory together, you get a delicious flavor that everyone will love.

Take your taste buds on a journey with this Maple Hoisin Tofu.

Crispy cubes of extra firm tofu steamed down in a sweet and spicy maple-hoisin sauce.

It’s the perfect meal for an easy weeknight dinner or to impress guests at your next gathering!

The secret ingredient?

A pinch of togarashi — it gives the dish an irresistible umami flavor.

27. Stuffed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

Ah, Stuffed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce.

This one-pan dish is loaded with flavor and has a great texture for all the tofu lovers out there!

The golden fried tofu is stuffed with pork or fish paste, garlic, scallions, salt, and pepper — so you know it’s going to be delicious.

And then it gets simmered in an umami-packed sauce made from fermented black beans, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and ginger.


Serve this over rice for a hearty meal that’s sure to impress.

28. Korean (Gochujang) Tofu Rice Bowls

Your kids won’t have to beg you for takeout anymore!

These Korean (Gochujang) Tofu Rice Bowls will be their favorite new meal.

It’s full of flavor with a little bit of heat, and the sweet, savory, and spicy flavors are sure to have mouths watering.

The combination of gochujang sauce and crispy tofu makes this dish irresistible.

You can make it all in one pan so you don’t need to turn on your oven.

Plus, cooking the rice ahead of time means that dinner is ready in minutes!

29. Steamed Tofu with Soy Garlic Sauce

Imagine a tofu dish bursting with flavor!

This Steamed Silken Tofu recipe is such a treat.

It’s so easy to make, but with all the flavors from the soy garlic sauce and chili oil, it’s anything but boring.

You can adjust the taste of this delicious dish according to your preference.

Try adding more or less garlic, or omitting some ingredients like oyster sauce if you don’t have any on hand.

Don’t sacrifice flavor for convenience – enjoy Steamed Silken Tofu made with fresh ingredients every time!

30. Baked Sticky Teriyaki Tofu

Treat your taste buds to something special with this Baked Sticky Teriyaki Tofu!

This vegan and gluten-free dish is made with a sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce that coats the crispy tofu.

The flavors of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and lemon juice blend together perfectly for a flavorful Asian meal that you can enjoy any night of the week.

It’s also low fat so you don’t have to worry about it being unhealthy.

And all it takes is a few simple ingredients so you can make it in no time at all!

31. Vegan Orange Tofu

I’m sure you’ve heard of the popular Panda Express orange chicken dish.

Well, here’s a vegan version that tastes just as delicious!

My vegan orange tofu is cooked in a beautiful blend of sweet, sour, and tangy homemade orange sauce.

It has all the flavor without making you worry about anyone’s dietary restrictions… including your own!

This recipe also includes an oil-free option to make it even healthier.

If you want even more flavor – no problem – there are tips and substitutes for that too!

32. Broiled Broccoli with Spicy Sesame-Scallion Sizzle

Broccoli can be so much more than bland and boring.

This broiled broccoli dish will have you reaching for seconds with its spicy sesame-scallion sizzle.

The coconut oil, neutral oil, and sesame oil combined with the samabal oelek (or sriracha if you prefer) and soy sauce make this a flavor-packed dish that will delight your taste buds.

Sprinkled with some flaky sea salt, toasted sesame seeds, and scallions for an extra zing of flavor — what’s not to love?

33. Stir Fry Eggplant Tofu

Eggplant is like a sponge. It holds in all the flavors and spices you mix it with, giving you one delicious dish!

Discover the wonders of stir fry eggplant tofu.

This vegetarian meal is packed with so much flavor that you won’t even realize that it’s healthy!

The trick to making this recipe stand out?

A fragrant combination of garlic, ginger, green onion, shallots, and chili.

It adds a kick that makes your taste buds tingle with delight.

Make sure to use extra-firm tofu because it has more texture and absorbs sauce better than its softer counterparts.

34. Tofu Drunken Noodles

Nobody will go home hungry after making Tofu Drunken Noodles!

This stir-fry is full of flavor and texture.

It’s spicy, savory, and within minutes you have an ultra-satisfying meal.

Tofu gets cooked in a special sauce that includes sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, honey, sriracha sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, and garlic.

Then it’s served over udon noodles with veggies like bell peppers onion broccoli corn mushrooms and snap peas.

The result? Sweet tender saucy tofu with crunchy veggies all over a bed of chewy noodles — yum-tastic!

35. Salt and Pepper Tofu (椒盐豆腐)

Sure, you can order salt and pepper tofu from your favorite takeout spot.

But why not make it yourself?

This recipe for Salt and Pepper Tofu is so easy that you’ll have a golden, crispy crust with aromatic seasonings in no time.

With just the right mix of spices like Sichuan pepper, fennel seeds, and star anise, this dish is sure to become one of your favorites.

For extra crunchiness, add some baking powder to the coating mixture. You won’t regret it!

36. Kung Pao Tofu

Easy and better-than-takeout Kung Pao Tofu is here!

Crispy cubes of tofu with a punchy combination of Chinese flavors. Sweet, sour, and fiery all in one bite.

The Szechuan pepper gives it that unique numbing spice for an added level of flavor you won’t get from a takeout place.

It’s vegan, vegetarian-friendly, and perfect paired with rice for dinner tonight.

Deliciousness in 40 minutes or less…now that’s something to get excited about!

37. Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli

Sometimes you want something that’s delicious, but also light and healthy for dinner.

Well, this Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli is here to answer your prayers!

You can have this better-than-takeout meal on the table in just 30 minutes.

At its heart, this dish features crispy cubes of tofu and tender broccoli florets coated in homemade teriyaki sauce.

The flavors are so good you’ll forget they’re also good for you!

38. Korean Tofu Soup

When the weather starts to cool and the days get darker, it’s time for Korean Tofu Soup.

This vegan soup is packed with flavor thanks to a unique blend of kimchi, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes.

It’s sure to warm you up on even the coldest nights!

The combination of olives oil and sesame oil brings out an intense aroma that will make your kitchen smell amazing.

Make sure you grab vegan-friendly kimchi — it makes all the difference in this dish!

39. Korean Braised Tofu

Just look at this delicious Korean Braised Tofu!

It’s lightly pan-fried for a gentle crispiness and then braised in a soy-based sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

This simple yet flavorful dish is a great way to spice up any meal.

The secret ingredient?

Gochugaru, the sweet-spicy chili powder that adds so much flavor!

Combined with garlic, scallions, sesame seeds, and sesame oil; it’s no wonder why this dish is loved by so many.

40. Braised Tofu with Basil

Who doesn’t love a bowl of hearty, comforting tofu?

This braised tofu with basil will hit all the right spots.

It’s savory, rich, and packed with flavor.

Plus it comes together in 30 minutes!

The extra-firm tofu is cooked to a golden brown crisp while the sauce—which includes oyster sauce, soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine—is simmered with fresh basil.

For an added kick of heat and smokiness, don’t forget to toss in some chopped long green chilies and garlic.

Serve this over fragrant jasmine rice for an easy and delicious vegan meal that everyone will enjoy!

41. Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings (Vegan)

Oh my goodness, have you heard about these delicious vegan rice paper dumplings?

These Asian-inspired appetizers are packed with flavor and texture.

It’s a tantalizing combination of tofu, carrots, garlic, ginger, green onions, and cilantro all wrapped up in a crispy rice paper wrapper.

And that chili garlic sauce for dipping — yum!

You’ll be surprised how easily these vegan dumplings come together in just 28 minutes.


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Asian Garlic Tofu

41 Easy Asian Tofu Recipes to Wow Your Guests

I'm sure you've heard of tofu, but have you ever tried to make an Asian-style tofu dish? Now you can! With these 41 easy Asian tofu recipes, you can wow your guests with a variety of delicious dishes. From spicy fried tofu to cool and creamy tofu salads, these recipes are sure to please.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 551 kcal


  • Sticky Sesame Crispy Tofu
  • Teriyaki Tofu Katsu
  • Tofu Stir Fry
  • Rad Na With Tofu
  • Miso & coconut soup with soba noodles and silken tofu
  • Crispy Gochujang Korean Tofu
  • General Tso's Tofu
  • Nori-Wrapped Tofu in a Szechuan-Style Spicy Sauce
  • Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkanpoong Tofu)
  • Umami Tofu
  • Sweet & Sour Tofu
  • Tofu Katsu Recipe (Japanese Vegan Steak)
  • Fried Tofu(Atsuage)
  • 5-Minute Korean Silken Tofu
  • Stir-Fried Sweet Chili Tofu
  • Spicy Korean Tofu
  • Mapo Tofu Recipe (麻婆豆腐)
  • Agedashi Tofu (EXTRA Cripsy in 20 Minutes)
  • Crispy Air Fryer Tofu
  • Air Fryer Chili Garlic Tofu
  • Tofu Avocado Salad
  • 5-Minute Silken Tofu with Korean Soy Sauce
  • Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkanpoong Tofu)
  • Steamed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce
  • Maple Hoisin Tofu
  • Stuffed Tofu in Black Bean Sauce
  • Korean (Gochujang) Tofu Rice Bowls
  • Steamed Tofu with Soy Garlic Sauce
  • Baked Sticky Teriyaki Tofu
  • Vegan Orange Tofu
  • Broiled Broccoli with Spicy Sesame-Scallion Sizzle
  • Stir Fry Eggplant Tofu
  • Tofu Drunken Noodles
  • Salt and Pepper Tofu (椒盐豆腐)
  • Kung Pao Tofu
  • Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli
  • Korean Tofu Soup
  • Korean Braised Tofu
  • Braised Tofu with Basil
  • Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings (Vegan)


  • Choose your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.