Welcome again to the home of Easy Healthy Recipes on Budget & Easy Healthy dessert on Budget, Today i will guide you how to make “Easy Pan Fried Tofu with Chili Miso Sauce”. I made this Delicious recipe a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it with my family. It came out very tasty and flavorful.
Don’t worry it’s easy! This delicious healthy recipe is easy to make and i walks you through the steps and all the ingredients on how to make it!



  • 500 g firm or extra firm tofu
  • Pinch of salt
  • Neutral oil for cooking

Chili Miso Sauce

  • 1 heaping tbsp miso paste , I used white miso (see notes)
  • 1/2-1 tbsp chili garlic sauce or chili oil, adjust to desired spice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce see notes
  • 2 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 small knob ginger finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid sweetener or sugar adjust to taste (see notes)
  • 2 scallions or spring onions chopped

To Finish

  • More chili garlic sauce or chili oil for topping
  • Chopped spring onions or scallions for topping


  • Press Tofu: Press the tofu for 10 minutes. I like to do this by wrapping the tofu in a towel and placing a heavy board or surface on top.
  • Prepare the Sauce: Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing everything together. Feel free to adjust to your desired taste.
  • Slice the tofu into 3/4 to 1-inch thick pieces. You can slice them in to rectangular or square pieces, it’s up you!
  • Pan-Fry Tofu: Heat a large non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add the oil.Once hot, place the sliced the tofu slices. Add a sprinkle of salt over the tofu. Pan-fry the tofu until golden brown, around 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Pour the Sauce: Transfer the tofu on a deep plate or bowl. Pour in the sauce and top with some chopped scallions or spring onions and more chili garlic sauce/chili oil, if desired.
  • Other option – Cooking Tofu with the Sauce: You can also opt to also cook the tofu down in the sauce after pan-frying it on the pan. This helps the tofu absorb more flavours but the tofu can lose its crunch. If doing so, add the sauce into the pan and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until absorbe.
  • You can enjoy this immediately or allow the tofu to soak in the sauce longer. Enjoy with rice or noodles!


Sugar/Liquid sweetener

  • If using 2 tbsp sugar instead of liquid sweetener, add 1 tbsp water to the mix

Miso Paste

  • White miso paste has a sweeter note compared to red miso paste that’s fermented longer. If using red miso paste, you may beed to lessen the soy sauce to 1/2 tbsp first since red miso can be a lot stronger in flavour.

Credit: thefoodietakesflight


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