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Easy Asian Pan Fried Tofu

It's Friday again tomorrow and if you're practicing abstinence like we are for Lent, or trying to cut down on meat, here's an easy (and yummy!) tofu recipe for you. Taste-tested and approved by a meat-loving husband and two toddlers too!

Let's get right to it!


500gms firm tofu (we buy from Pusan Mart in Cebu! A 500gm block is only about 80 pesos)

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon any vegetable oil

For the SAUCE:

1/4 cup coco aminos or soy cauce

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon mirin (or rice wine vinegar, just add another teaspoon of honey)

1 teaspoon minced garlic paste (the Thai ready-made brand in supermarkets is really good!)

2 teaspoons gochujang (you can add less or none if you prefer)