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Sticky Balsamic Tofu

Sticky Balsamic Tofu

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions 1x
  • Category: Tofu
  • Method: Panfried
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan


Delicious crispy sticky balsamic tofu - the addition you wish you had with every buddha bowl! Quick & easy to create with only a few simple ingredients. Enjoy!


  • 180g extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fruit syrup or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water


  1. Gently break the tofu apart with your hands into bite-size chunks. In the meantime heat, 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil in a medium-size pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp of cornstarch to a small bowl and toss the tofu chunks in the cornstarch until lightly covered. The flour will stick to the moisture of the tofu.
  3. Transfer the tofu to the hot pan and pan-fry until crispy on all sides. I like to use chopsticks to flip the tofu throughout the process.
  4. Whilst the tofu is in the pan, prepare the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a small jar.
  5. Once your tofu is crispy on all sides, gently pour the sauce over the top (& enjoy the sizzle!), reduce the heat to medium-low and remove the pan from the heat after about 30-60 seconds.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds & serve immediately. Enjoy!

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