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Crispy Honey Soy Tofu

(Serves 4 in a multi-dish meal)
Servings 4


  • 2 firm / extra firm tofu sliced to 1/4 inch thickness (about 350g)
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp white/rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sambal chilli optional or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemongrass ends only and sliced
  • 1 to 2 tbsp oil
  • Another 1 tsp oil
  • Chopped cilantro and fried shallot to garnish


  • Dry tofu with kitchen towel.
  • Pan fry over medium high heat until golden brown on both sides.
  • Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add 1 tsp oil and saute lemongrass and garlic until it starts to turn golden.
  • Pour in dark soy, honey, vinegar, and chilli.
  • Give it a stir, and lower heat to simmer.
  • Allow sauce to thicken. (sauce will thicken further when cooled)
  • Drizzle sauce over golden tofu just before serving.
  • Garnish with cilantro and fried shallot.