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Spicy Asian Tofu

Creating my Spicy Asian Tofu using ingredients best found at an Asian grocery store. Tasty pan fried tofu spiced and sauced for great flavor.

Course dinner
Cuisine Asian recipe, Gluten free, Tofu, vegan
Keyword Asian food, Asian recipe, gluten free, Spicy, tofu, wok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too



  • 1 Package Firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp Potato starch
  • 3 Tbsp Canola oil divided
  • 1 Whole Red onion diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Whole Serranos diced
  • 2 Stalks Green Onions 2/3 diced & 1/3 cut in 2" segments

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 Tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Ground sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp White sesame seeds



  1. Press the paper towel wrapped tofu for 30 minutes to get out as much water as possible. Then, cut into 1" cubes and place in a bowl. Cover with the potato starch and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Sauce Ingredients and Dish Development

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Set aside. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in the wok. Add the tofu cooking in batches and fry 3 - 4 minutes being sure to cook all sides. Remove from the wok and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.

    Add in the remaining oil, with the garlic, red onion and 2/3 of the green onions. Sauté for 2 minutes. Next, add in the mirin and cook for 2 minutes burning off some of the alcohol. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the tofu and cover with the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes. Add in the remaining green onions. Cook for 1 more minute. Top with sesame seeds and serve.