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.