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Crispy Honey Soy Tofu


Made this one afternoon for the helper and myself because she bought 3 pieces of firm tofu what was on offer. Nobody else at home consumes soy beancurd except for myself and the helper, so I felt sorry to see it sit sadly in the fridge without a purpose. Don’t get me wrong, I love my tofu and will eat tofu everyday if I can. But unfortunately too much soy is not good for my thyroid condition. Plus, it’s a little lonely eating tofu alone while the whole family neglects it. 

Since I don’t get to make much tofu at home, I took the opportunity to whip up something that I know we’ll truly enjoy, and I don’t have to feel guilty or lonely about eating it. I love how the tofu transform from a white block of nothing (that’s what the husband calls it) into this gorgeous golden pillow with soft fluffy interior. What a play of texture! 

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And the sauce… omg don’t even get me started… that delicious sticky glaze was THE sauce for the pan-fried golden puffs! It was the perfect balance between sweet, salty, tang, and spice! I served it with plain steamed white rice, and may I say that it was one of my most satisfying meals. So simple, but so good. If you are a tofu lover, you are going to love this one. I promise.

black sweet tofu process

Crispy Honey Soy Tofu
Serves 4
(Serves 4 in a multi-dish meal)
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  1. 2 firm / extra firm tofu, sliced to 1/4 inch thickness (about 350g)
  2. 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp honey
  4. 1 tsp white/rice vinegar
  5. 1 tsp sambal chilli (optional or to taste)
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 lemongrass, ends only and sliced
  8. 1 to 2 tbsp oil
  9. Another 1 tsp oil
  10. Chopped cilantro and fried shallot to garnish
  1. Dry tofu with kitchen towel.
  2. Pan fry over medium high heat until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, add 1 tsp oil and saute lemongrass and garlic until it starts to turn golden.
  5. Pour in dark soy, honey, vinegar, and chilli.
  6. Give it a stir, and lower heat to simmer.
  7. Allow sauce to thicken. (sauce will thicken further when cooled)
  8. Drizzle sauce over golden tofu just before serving.
  9. Garnish with cilantro and fried shallot.
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  • Reply
    Sarika Gunjal
    26 January, 2016 at 9:05 am

    This looks so yummy. Nice space. Love Tofu myself, will definitely give it a try. Hope you can come and visit my space.

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