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A block of white silken tofu coated in a sweet chili sauce topped with vegan pork floss, sesame seeds, and green onions

Cold Silken Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Here’s an easy no-cook Homestyle Cold Silken Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce ready in 10 minutes or less. The block of very smooth and silky soft tofu is paired with a delicious sauce that really brings it all together. Finished off with vegan ‘pork’ laver floss/flakes, chopped spring onions, and sesame seeds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Starters
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Tofu

  • 1 block silken or soft tofu (17.5 oz)

Sauce

Toppings

Other suggested toppings

  • Roasted nori cut into strips
  • Chopped roasted peanuts
  • Crispy garlic or shallots
  • Japanese furikake

Instructions
 

  • Open the package of tofu. Drain out the water.
  • You can run your tofu through some water to wash out any sliminess. If your tofu is a bit slimy to the touch, continue to rinse this through water and carefully rub with your hands.
    Do note that your tofu shouldn’t have any sour/off-putting smell after washing. If this is the case, your tofu might’ve gone bad. It’d be best to get fresh tofu or those that have been recently made/produced for the best tofu.
  • If you have the silken tofu in a tube, you can cut the middle with a knife and carefully press out the tofu. You can then slice these into 1” thick round pieces.
  • Place the tofu on a shallow bowl or plate. Leave it to sit while you prepare the sauce.
    You can also microwave your tofu if you want it warm. See notes.
  • For the sauce, mix everything into a bowl. Feel free to adjust the measurements to your taste.
  • Before pouring the sauce over the tofu, remove ant excess water form your plate/bowl since the tofu may continue to release more water as it sits.
  • Pour the sauce over the tofu.
  • Top with your toppings of choice.
  • Enjoy cold! This is best enjoyed immediately.
  • Prepare Ahead Tip: You can prepare the sauce before hand and just pour the sauce over the tofu when ready to enjoy. You can leave the tofu to soak in the sauce longer in the refrigerator but if doing so, add the toppings later on so they stay fresh and crisp.

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Notes

Microwaving your Tofu

  • I sometimes like to microwave my tofu if I want it warm. If doing so, you can place your tofu in a microwave-safe deep plate or bowl. Place the tofu, cover the place/bowl (this is to allow it to steam), and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.
  • Allow the tofu to sit for 1-2 minutes as it will continue to release some more liquid. Remove the excess liquid before pouring in the sauce. Enjoy!
 

Sugar and Hoisin Sauce

  • If you're using condiment-style hoisin sauce that's already very sweet, you can skip the sugar or half the amount.
 

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1397mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg
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