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simple easy tofu steak

Tofu Steak Is Simply Crusted Tofu With Potato Starch

Rico McConnellRico McConnell
If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or Japanophiles, surely, you've heard about Tofu steak in Japanese cuisine. There're many twisted Tofu steak recipes, yet, Japanese authentic Tofu steak is simply, coated Tofu with the potato starch (or cake flour) and pan-fried with sesame oil. Nothing less than it. Crispy, sticky, and your choice of sauce and garnish.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Block Tofu Extra-firm, firm
  • Corn/ potato starch Rice flour for glutenfree
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • Grated fresh ginger


  • Make Japanese essential sauce. My recommendation is Teriyaki sauce & Miso sauce.
    My Yakiniku Sauce
    My Teriyaki Sauce
    My Natto Sauce
    My Asian Sesame Dressing
    My Nagoya Miso Sauce
  • Place tofu on a plate and top kind of heavy plates on the tofu to drain the excess water. Wrap it with a paper towel if desired. Leave for about 15-30 minutes.
    *Be sure that the plates will not collapse since the tofu is unfirm.
  • Slice the tofu.
  • Salt & pepper if desired.
  • Lightly coat tofu with dry corn starch /rice flour.
    Shake off the excess starch /rice flour.
  • Oil a non-stick frying pan.
  • Pan-fry them until they look golden and crispy on each side. Over medium-high.
  • Remove the tofu from the oil. Drain the excess oil by using a paper towel if needed.
  • Garnish with scallion and serve over jasmine rice or just like that.
Keyword Easy, frying pan, Healthy, sesame oil, Tofu, Traditional, Vegan