Sweet and Sticky Tofu. A delicious, sweet, sticky tofu dish with a slight crunch. It's easy to make and a great side dish to any meal.
This has become my most favourite way to eat tofu! It is so simple and the ingredients are quite few compared to other sticky tofu recipes.
My sticky tofu recipe calls for just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time! These sticky tofu bites pair so well with steamed rice and your favourite leafy green.
What makes my version sticky is the blend of ketchup, honey, cornstarch, and water. The blending of the cornstarch and water is really the key to getting a thick sticky sauce that will cover over your tofu so it won't slide off.
My version is also a little crispy too to give sticky Asian tofu recipe a scrumptious texture that will keep you coming back for more.
This sweet sticky tofu recipe is a delicious and easy meal for #meatlessmonday! I hope you give it a try and also check out my other tofu recipes below.
Other recipes you may like!
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SWEET SOY TOFU & VEGETABLES
MALAYSIAN CURRY TOFU
ASIAN STIR FRIED TOFU & VEGETABLES
TOFU EGG PAD THAI
VEGAN KIMCHI TOFU STEW
Partnership with Sunrise Soyganic
I've partnered with Sunrise Soya Foods to bring you this recipe! I love their Soyganic Tofu because it's organic and it always tastes delicious!
Both their Sunrise and Soyganic tofu products are great at absorbing sauces like my sweet sticky sauce! In addition, their tofu comes in a variety of textures, from Extra Firm to Medium Firm to Soft. They even have a tasty smoked version, which I am a big fan of!
Tofu is a great ingredient because you can marinate it or season with a dry rub, easily elevating the taste of it! Making it a great weeknight meal option.
Sunrise & Soyganic products can be found at Loblaws, Longo, T&T Supermarket, Sobeys, Fortinos and Zehrs. Follow their Instagram for more!
Disclaimer: Thank you Sunrise Soyganic for sponsoring this blog post!
For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients for this sticky tofu dish:
454 grams Soyganic Extra Firm Tofu, sliced into bite size pieces
4 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ cup water
2 tablespoon ketchup
3 tablespoon avocado oil
How to make Sweet and Sticky Tofu
Slice your tofu into long bite size pieces. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, mix together only 3 tablespoon of cornstarch (reserving 1 tablespoon for later) and salt.
Coat your tofu pieces in the cornstarch mixture. This will make the tofu more crispy.
In another bowl, mix together soy sauce, ketchup, honey, water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
Then in a non-stick pan set over medium high heat, add avocado oil. Pan fry your tofu until golden crispy brown on all sides, about 10-15 minutes.
Lower your heat to low setting. Then pour in your sauce and gently mix in with the tofu. Once each tofu piece is covered in sauce, serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Sweet and Sticky Tofu (30-min. Recipe)
- 454 grams Extra Firm Tofu sliced into bite size pieces
- 4 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon regular soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoon ketchup
- 3 tablespoon avocado oil
- Slice your tofu into long bite size pieces. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
- In a small bowl, mix together only 3 tablespoon of cornstarch (reserving 1 tablespoon for later) and salt.
- Coat your tofu pieces in the cornstarch mixture. This will make the tofu more crispy.
- In another bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, ketchup, honey, water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
- Then in a non-stick pan set over medium high heat, add avocado oil. Pan fry your tofu until golden crispy brown on all sides, about 10-15 minutes.
- Lower your heat to low setting. Then pour in your sauce and gently mix in with the tofu. Once each tofu piece is covered in sauce, serve immediately. Enjoy!
As a huge tofu lover, I am definitely going to have to give this a try! I can literally eat tofu for breakfast, lunch and dinner lol! Love this recipe! 🙂
I’m always looking for new ways to try tofu and this sweet and sticky version sounds like just the recipe I need to make next! Thanks for the inspo Christie!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
I love your tasty good homemade honey soy sauce... and that crunchy texture is so perfect. Using a quality tofu really makes all the difference. Yum!!
Tasia ~ two sugar bugs
This homemade sticky sauce looks so mouthwatering!! I love tofu and know I will just devour this!! Thanks for another great recipe Christie!
Made this tonight. Family liked it. I did double the sauce. Glad the prep was short and sweet (and yummy)!
So glad you and the family enjoyed it Sue! Thanks for making my recipe! 🙂
Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! The hardest part was frying the tofu. The sauce was super easy. I’m not sure if it did anything to change the intended taste but I used olive oil instead of avocado.
Thank you so much Martin! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I found it was easiest to cook the medium firm tofu on a non-stick pan so it flips over without getting stuck to the pan. But feel free to use extra firm tofu to make it easier 🙂
Just to explain my comment above, when I said "the hardest thing was frying the tofu," I meant that the recipe is super easy! 🙂 The frying part was totally easy. I just wish I had more stove space so I could have more than one pan going so I could get to the eating part faster LOL. I did use extra firm tofu, so yeah, it was easy to work with. Also, I am making this again tonight because this recipe was that good! 😛
Ahhh gotcha! So glad you liked it! I find that's always the hardest part too - controlling myself from wanting to eat the food as it's cooking LOL! I hope you enjoy having it again tonight. Thanks Martin!
OMG this was so good - I followed your recipe exactly but added a little chili garlic sauce for heat. Delicious. Will be a go to recipe for now on.
Awww that makes me so happy to read. Thank you so much for making my recipe Lauren! I'm glad you enjoyed it and that chili garlic sauce is a great idea.
Well this was just delicious! I had leftover tofu from dinner the night before, so I just reheated that in a pan till crispy and hot. I did swap the honey for maple syrup to keep it vegan. I may never eat tofu without this sauce again.
Thanks so much for making my recipe Diane, so glad you enjoyed it!
I'm trying to cook more tofu but am not it's biggest fan. This recipe however is totally delicious and now my go to tofu dinner. I love it. And, it's super easy to prepare and cook which makes it even better! Thank you so much.
Happy to read this kind review and glad I could make tofu taste delicious for you! Thanks for making my recipe!
This was absolutely delicious! My husband was not a big tofu fan and he asked me to make this again. I added steamed veggies. I left out the oil and served with jasmine rice.
Thank you so much for making my recipe Lynn! I appreciate it and your kind comment. Glad it was well enjoyed by your husband 🙂