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Japanese Glazed Tofu Steak

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Japanese Glazed Tofu Steak on plate
Flavor bland and boring tofu with soy sauce, onion, ginger and daikon radish for a savory meatless dish. This page has instructions for making Japanese glazed tofu steak.


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This tofu steak is so good, it will have you forgetting about meat. I'll share a couple tofu techniques with you to make sure you never have bland and squishy tofu again. I hope you will love this delicious tofu steak as much as I do!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 steaks

Japanese Glazed Tofu Steak on plate


  • 12 ounces medium-firm tofu
  • flour for sprinkling
  • cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 inch piece of daikon, peeled
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled


  1. Slice the tofu block in half so you have 2 large thinner pieces.
  2. slice tofu block in half sideways
  3. Wrap each tofu piece in a paper towel.
  4. wrap tofu pieces in paper towel
  5. Use a flat board or large plate to press down on the wrapped tofu to expel their water. Alternatively, you can also place the wrapped tofu pieces in the microwave for 3 minutes on high. Let them sit a minute as they will be steamy.
  6. weigh tofu pieces in paper towels
  7. Sprinkle some flour on the tops and bottoms of the tofu pieces.
  8. flour tofu pieces
  9. Heat some oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add tofu and cook for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 5 minutes.
  10. browning tofu pieces
  11. When tofu pieces are browned, add soy sauce and sugar to the pan. Allow to melt.
  12. adding sugar and soy sauce to pan
  13. Place tofu steaks on serving plates, top with sliced onions, the drizzle with the pan sauce. Grate the daikon and ginger and serve alongside.
  14. grated daikon radish and ginger
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