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Grey plate of crispy fried tofu with sauce and herbs on a marble surface

Sesame Tofu with Soy Marinade

This easy sesame tofu with soy marinade is so crispy and it's perfect for dipping in your favourite hot sauce. Serve with rice for a delicious vegetarian dinner.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 373kcal


  • 400 g Tofu drained and pressed
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger grated
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Cornflour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 70 g Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Panko
  • 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Spring Onions, Rice and Soy Sauce to serve


  • Press the tofu for at least 10 minutes. Whisk together the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and chilli flakes. Place the pressed tofu in a bowl and pour over the marinade, set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
  • Mix the flour and cornflour together on a plate. On another mix the panko and sesame seeds. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the water. Remove the tofu from the marinade and slice. Toss each slice of tofu in the flour followed by the egg followed by the panko and sesame.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over a medium high heat. Add the tofu and fry until browned on all sides. Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Serve with rice, soy sauce and sliced spring onions.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 4mg