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Crispy Tofu with Sweet Scallion Sauce 

5 from 2 votes
Here’s some some Crispy Tofu with Sweet Scallion Sauce! You can opt to fry or bake the tofu and enjoy them with sweet scallion sauce or your dip of choice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Sauces, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 3 people
Calories 375 kcal


Tofu Ingredients



Sweet Scallion Dipping Sauce  (Makes roughly 1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 1/2 tbsp warm water
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar or other sugar of choice , adjust according to desired sweetness
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions or spring onions


Tofu (Baking option below!)

  • Drain water from the tofu by wrapping them in paper towels and then placing a heavy flat surface (a board or plate) on top of each. Leave for 15 minutes until water has been absorbed by the towels. You can also op to use a tofu press. Slice the tofu into any shape you like but i sliced mine into rectangles.
  • In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the batter until it turns into a smooth, thick consistency. In another bowl or plate, add in the bread crumbs.
  • One by one, dip each tofu into the batter then coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Coat well using one hand (this is to avoid messy hands—I usually use one hand for dry and one hand for wet when coating). Press down the bread crumbs on the tofu. Set aside once coated.
  • Heat a pan (I used a cast iron pan) with some oil. Once hot (you can add in some bread crumbs to test the heat—it will start to bubble once hot), place the tofu and cook until golden brown, moving it around on each side every 2 minutes or so.
  • Once golden brown, set aside on a strainer to drain excess oil or you can put this on a plate with paper towels. Let cool for a few minutes then enjoy with some sweet scallion sauce or your favourite dipping sauce!

Baking option

  • Heat oven or oven toaster to 350F. Brush the tofu with a little oil. Bake them for 35-40 minutes or until crisp. Flip halfway through cooking.

Reheating tip

  • Heat cooked tofu in an oven toaster at 350F for 4-5 minutes until crisp.


  • In a bowl, place the brown sugar. Add in the warm water and stir until the sugar particles have dissolved. Add in the soy sauce and chopped scallions/onions. Feel free to adjust everything to your taste. 
    Mix well then enjoy as a dipping sauce!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2426mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 6mg
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