Sweet Sticky Honey Tofu (vegan version included)

Sweet Sticky Honey Tofu (vegan version included)

Today I am going to share with you my all time favourite recipe – Sweet Sticky Honey Tofu.

Sticky Tofu Bowls
Sticky Tofu Bowls

When I was living in China a few years back I was in love with their sweet and sour pork (and I never thought I could like pork..), so once I stopped eating meat I knew I had to recreate this. And you can make this tofu dish vegan as well! Very tasty, quick and does not require A LOT of ingredients.

Sweet sticky tofu bite
Sweet sticky tofu bite

Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2 big portions

Ingredients:

  • 400g firm tofu
  • 6 tbsp Hoisin sauce (available in Chinese Foods section in all supermarkets!)
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Honey (vegan version: date syrup or golden syrup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds (optional)

 

First of all, you must press tofu so it is not smushy and gets a bit more firm. Place it on a clean towel, cover the whole tofu brick with a towel, place a chopping board on top and put something semi-heavy. As you can see from the pictures, I’ve put a pot and a big jar of cashews on top. It shouldn’t be too heavy because we want tofu to stay in a block “shape”. Let it sit like this for 15-20min.

Press tofu step 1
Press tofu step 1
Press tofu step 2
Press tofu step 2
Press tofu step 3
Press tofu step 3
Press tofu step 4
Press tofu step 4
  1. While waiting for the tofu, make a sticky sauce – mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey (or vegan option) and finely chopped garlic. Set it aside.
Sweet sticky honey tofu sauce
Sweet sticky honey tofu sauce
Sweet sticky honey tofu sauce
Sweet sticky honey tofu sauce

2. Once tofu is firm (it shouldn’t be too damp), cut it into small cubes. It should be a bit smaller than a bite size. This way the yummy sauce will cover it fully.

3. On a separate plate or bowl put cornflour (or cornstarch). Put the tofu in the plate/bowl and make sure it gets fully covered in cornflour.

Tofu cubes
Tofu cubes
Tofu cubes in cornflour
Tofu cubes in cornflour

4. Heat the frying pan with sesame oil, place tofu cubes and fry it for 5minutes or until all of the tofu turns golden.

5. Reduce the heat and pour the sauce into the pan. Mix the tofu and make sure every piece is covered. Fry it for 2-3 minutes until it gets sticky.

Finally sprinkle some sesame seeds, fry everything for another minute and that’s it! Serve it with spirulized vegetables, rice or noodles.

Sweet sticky honey tofu
Sweet sticky honey tofu

I promise you, even the biggest tofu haters will be impressed and ask for more!

Sweet sticky honey tofu
Sweet sticky honey tofu

Do you like tofu? What is your favourite tofu dish?

12 comments

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  1. Julie Lauren

    13th September 2016 at 6:34 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!! xo Julie

    • Urban Blond

      15th September 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 x

  2. Josselyn Radillo

    14th September 2016 at 12:03 am

    i really want to try tofu it looks yummy!!

    • Urban Blond

      15th September 2016 at 6:08 pm

      You really should give it a shot! I never liked it before until I came up with this recipe 🙂 x

  3. Hey Sharonoox

    14th September 2016 at 2:55 am

    This looks so delicious! Tofu is my favorite dish and I definitely would like to try making it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Urban Blond

      15th September 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it 😉 x

  4. Yoli

    14th September 2016 at 5:31 am

    There was a time in my teenage years where I was obsessed with general tso chicken. When I was vegan, that obsessed transferred to a very similar recipe. Looks great.

    • Urban Blond

      15th September 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Haha I can relate! I used to be obsessed with sweet and sour pork! I was really looking for the same texture/taste when I turned veg/vegan. And here it is! x

  5. paula schuck

    15th September 2016 at 1:36 am

    I never eat tofu but this looks fantastic – in fact you make it sound easy. YUM!

    • Urban Blond

      15th September 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you. You should definitely try it! x

  6. Lyndsay

    21st September 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Holy yum! This looks amazing! I love a good tofu recipe, and this one sound delish.

    • Urban Blond

      21st October 2016 at 4:42 pm

      it really is! and so simple to make 🙂 x

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