Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce

Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce

I’ve been posting a lot of meat dishes lately so I guess this is a good time to post something without meat and something a vegetarian would enjoy, so let me present you this dish “Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce”.  This dish may be meat free but I can assure those meat lovers out there will love this simple dish, it can be eaten on its own or even served as a side dish for mains.  With the crunch of the tofu skin to the smooth and silky insides flavoured with soy and sesame plus a kick of chilli this will appeal mostly everyone.

I guess I will not explain further and just let your palate do the judging then let me know how it goes.


2 blocks tofu
3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tsp water
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 stalks spring onions, sliced
2 red chillies, thinly sliced
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 inch ginger, finely sliced
a pinch of sugar
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Deep fry tofu until skin is crispy and golden brown.
  2. While tofu is frying in a bowl combine light Soy Sauce, water, sesame oil, spring onions, red chillies, ginger, black pepper and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Remove tofu from oil and pat dry with paper towel, this will also remove excess oil.  Now slice tofu into cubes then place on a bowl.
  4. Pour mixture over the tofu then garnish with spring onions.


10 Responses

  1. Rita says:

    I like meat but a vegetarian dish is always welcome! I hardly eat tofu (I think I tasted it just once or twice), but this dish makes me curious. BTW, how much tofu would you use? It’s not listed… :P

  2. I have often eaten tofu but never cooked it before. Your recipe looks wonderful.
    :-) Mandy

  3. kiwidutch says:

    Wonderful photo and interesting recipe. I’ll have to go tofu hunting one day so that I can experiment with this for the vegetarians in our family. Saving the recipe, Thanks!

  4. I think I will have to try cooking with tofu :) Looks and sounds delicious :)

  5. Christin@purplebirdblog says:

    Yay! I love seeing you post a tofu recipe! ;)

  6. peachkins says:

    I love tofu!……so much…besides the tocino below…

  7. rowena says:

    Love your blog! My ancestry is from the Philippines but being 2nd generation born and raised in Hawaii, I don’t know much about filipino food and culture except for the basics like pinakbet, pancit and dinengdeng…sort of. My mom wasn’t the type of person to teach her daughters to cook, so I’m trying to fill in the blanks with what I remember from eating at family parties and what I’ve eaten at restaurants. I appreciate what you’re doing on this site and look forward to trying some of these recipes!

  8. Meri says:

    Hooray! A vegetarian dish! Thank you!
    The added bonus for me is that I always have a hard time preparing tofu at home so that it tastes as good as at restaurants- now I have a much needed tutorial :)

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