Tofu & Marinade
- 1 lb firm tofu
- 3⁄4 cup tamari
- 1⁄4 cup dark sesame oil
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- oil for frying (generally a few cups of vegetable oil)
Sweet & Spicy Sauce
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup sriracha (or other chili paste/source of spice)
- 2 Tbs sesame oil
- Sesame seeds (garnish)
If needed, press tofu to remove liquid.
Slice tofu in to ~3⁄4 inch cubes and place in shallow container. Mix tamari, sesame oil, & sugar and pour mixture over tofu. This doesn’t need to marinade for long, a few minutes is fine.
Mix together sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat oil to 350F in a frying pot. Try to maintain this temperature while frying.
Place cornstarch in a large bowl. Working in small batches, toss marinated tofu blocks in cornstarch to coat, then transfer gently to oil. Fry until golden brown while turning occasionally, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a towel-lined plate to cool.
To serve, drizzle sauce over tofu and garnish with sesame seeds; goes great with fried rice.