Crispily Creamy Vegan Tofu Steak

One of the simplest ways to prepare tofu is to make tofu steak — and it is delicious. It is lightly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. This dish shows that tofu doesn’t have to be disguised as something else, or covered up with a bunch of heavy flavors to be delicious. It is also a great way to introduce tofu to children. Here, tofu is lightly coated with flour and then lightly fried in sesame oil with salt and pepper. Top it with your favorite Japanese condiments, like ponzu, daikon radish.

What You’ll Need…


  • 1 15-ounce block extra firm tofu (it is fine if your tofu block is slightly smaller or larger)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated or finely minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons sesame oil


  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Ponzu
  • Sambal oelek
  • Grated daikon radish
  • Sliced scallions,
  • Sliced leeks
  • Shichimi togarashi
  • Lemon zest

To see the full preparation instructions, check out the original recipe here.