Korean-Style Tofu Teriyaki Easily Made in 10 Minutes

Korean-Style Tofu Teriyaki Easily Made in 10 Minutes

This tofu has a sweet-salty flavor. Add sesame seeds for their nuttiness, and ichimi chili pepper powder for a spicy bite.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Firm tofu
200 g
a small amount
as needed
For the sauce:
Garlic, finely chopped
1 clove
The white part of a Japanese leek, finely chopped
1 cm
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
a small amount


1. Slice the tofu 1 cm thick. Put the sliced tofu on paper towels, and microwave for 1 minute to drain off the excess water. Sprinkle with a little salt. Combine the sauce ingredients.
2. Heat up some oil in a frying pan, and pan fry the tofu until golden brown on both sides!
3. Wipe out any excess oil from the pan and add the sauce. Simmer and reduce the sauce while turning the tofu pieces over occasionally.
4. Top with sesame seeds to serve. Sprinkle on some ground chili pepper to add spice for grownup palates.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is usually made by coating the tofu in katakuriko, but I omitted the katakuriko coating step for the sake of speed. It's still delicious though!