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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 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.
black sweet tofu

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1 Comment

  • 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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