An easy yet really tasty and satisfying Maple Hoisin Tofu recipe! These slices of tofu are perfect enjoyed over a bowl of steamed rice or noodles.
MAPLE HOISIN SAUCE FOR THE TOFU
I cooked down some extra firm tofu cooked in a sweet & savoury maple-hoisin sauce and added some sriracha for that extra spice.
NOTE: you can use other liquid sweetener instead of maple syrup, but of course it’ll no longer be a maple hoisin tofu but a (whatever liquid sweetener you use) hoisin tofu, depending on the sweetener you use! 🙂
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE TASTY SAUCE:
WHY I LOVE USING HOISIN SAUCE
I love using hoisin sauce because of that depth it gives to the overall flavour. A little hoisin sauce can go a really long way in sauces and stir-fries!
Also, some hoisin sauces are diluted and sweetened like hoisin condiments (usually those in squeeze bottles). If this is the case, you can start with 1-2 tbsp sweetener first.
I used purer and thicker hoisin sauce that is saltier than those in condiment bottles for dipping, so I added more sweetener to my tofu. You can check out the recipe card below for more tips!
MAPLE HOISIN TOFU GUA BAOS
You can also use this tofu as filling for some gua baos! For these I filled them with the tofu, pickled veg, peanuts, chili, and some herbs!
Check out my gua baos recipe here.
Hope you enjoy this maple hoisin tofu recipe!
You can also check out my other tofu recipes here or down below:
- Hakka-Style Stuffed Tofu
- Korean Spicy Braised Tofu
- Tofu Katsu
- Nori-Wrapped Tofu in Spicy Sauce
- Orange Tofu
- Pan-Fried Tofu Cakes
- Tofu ‘McNuggets’
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Maple Hoisin Tofu
- 1 lb extra firm tofu
- Neutral oil for cooking
- Steamed Rice
- Chopped spring onions
- Togarashi Japanese 7-spice blend
- Press your tofu for at least 10 minutes to drain excess liquid. I like to do this by wrapping the tofu in a towel and placing a heavy flat surface on top. Afterwards, slice tofu into thick 1-inch strips or your shape of choice.
- Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Feel free to adjust the measurements according to your desired taste. Set aside.
- Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add some oil to coat the surface. Once hot, add in the sliced tofu. Fry the tofu until lightly brown on all sides. Pour in the sauce mix and then cook the tofu in the sauce over medium heat until it thickens. The sauce will thicken from the sugars of the sauce.
- Once the tofu has absorbed some of the sauce, turn off the heat.Garnish the tofu with some spring onions and togarashi, if desired. Enjoy warm with some rice.
- Some hoisin sauces are diluted and sweetened like hoisin condiments. If this is the case, you can start with 1-2 tbsp sweetener first. I used purer and thicker hoisin sauce that is saltier than those in condiment bottles for dipping, so I added more sweetener.
- You can also use other liquid sweetener instead of male syrup, but of course it’ll no longer be a maple hoisin tofu but a (whatever liquid sweetener you use) hoisin tofu, depending on the sweetener you use! 🙂