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Sesame Tofu

Sesame Tofu

Amazingly easy and authentic Vegetarian Chinese food recipe right from your own damn kitchen! File this one under "Did I do that? Sheeit."


For the Sauce

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha or chili paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cornstartch

For the Dish

  • sesame oil
  • 4 squares tofu cut into large cubes
  • 1/2 onion cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 3 carrots sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 can baby corn
  • 3 stalks bok choy sliced on diagonal
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 sprigs cilantro chopped
  • sesame seeds


  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients and stir until corn starch is dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a wok or large, deep pan, heat 2 tbsp sesame oil on medium high heat.
  • Make sure pan is hot and pan-fry the tofu for 3-5 minutes per side until they are seared and slightly crispy and then remove and set aside.
  • Make sure the pan is still hot and add the onion and garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables and sauté for another 3 minutes. Meanwhile, re-stir the sauce to make sure the cornstarch re-dissolves.
  • Add the tofu back to the pan as well as the sauce and stir until sauce thickens. Add most of the green onions and cilantro (leaving some for garnish) and let cook for another 3 minutes or so.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro and rest of green onion over the finished product and serve over rice.
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