Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple 5 Spice Tofu

I am going to make Banh Mi's later, so I whipped up this simple 5 spice tofu to put inside.  I will blog again about the sandwich, but this was so tasty, I wanted to share it now.  This is a method, not a recipe.

Slice firm tofu into slabs, heat a non stick or cast iron skillet to medium heat, add some toasted sesame oil (I also added mustard oil, but I doubt most of you have that around).. place the tofu in the skillet and sprinkle with salt and a lot of freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, 5 spice powder and optional hot chili powder..  Cook until golden brown and flip, adding a couple glugs of soy sauce. Cook for several minutes on the second side, then add around 1/4 cup water and let it cook down.  Cool the tofu before use on the sandwich.  This took around 10 minutes from start to finish.

We're also making more  Sauerkraut!  We are doing smaller batches; one with garlic and caraway and the other plain. We have named them Gertie and Heidi.  

For another simple tofu recipe, try my Roasted Tofu! 


  1. That tofu looks amazing! I love pressed it looks.

  2. Egads! I just sat down from marinating some tofu for later tonight, and packing away 4 quarts of freshly finished caraway sauerkraut, and your blog post is the first to show up on Reader! FREAKY!

    So YOU might be the perfect person to address the thing i was wondering about: If one was (were?) to make a tofu reuben, how would they season the tofu?