Super Easy Chinese Five Spice Tofu Recipe 🧊🧊

Super Easy Chinese Five Spice Tofu Recipe 🧊🧊

Here's a super easy Chinese Five Spice Tofu recipe


  • 1 block (14-16 oz) extra-firm tofu 🧊
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for a gluten-free option) πŸ₯„
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder 🌟
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil 🌻
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or brown sugar (adjust to taste) 🍁
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying) 🌿
  • Optional garnishes: sesame seeds, chopped green onions, or sliced red chili peppers 🌢️


  1. Prepare the Tofu:

    • Drain and gently press the tofu between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. 🧻
  2. Cut the Tofu:

    • Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes or strips. 🍽️
  3. Prepare the Marinade:

    • In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, Chinese Five Spice powder, sesame oil, and maple syrup (or brown sugar). Adjust sweetness to taste. 🍯
  4. Marinate the Tofu:

    • Place tofu in a shallow dish or zip-top bag.
    • Pour the marinade over tofu, ensuring each piece is coated.
    • Marinate for 15-30 minutes (or longer for more flavor). You can marinate in the fridge for extra time. ⏳
  5. Cook the Tofu:

    • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil.
    • Once hot, add the marinated tofu pieces in a single layer.
    • Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden-brown. 🍳
  6. Serve:

    • Remove tofu from the pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
    • Garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onions, or sliced red chili peppers, if desired. 🌱🍽️

Your Chinese Five Spice Tofu is ready to enjoy! It makes a fantastic side dish, salad topper, or main course with rice and veggies. Delight your taste buds with this flavorful and simple tofu recipe! πŸ₯’πŸŒŸπŸ›

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