Veg Food Enthusiast’s Vegan Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Tofu

Vegan Mains / Veganuary

Veg food enthusiast spicy tofu recipe
1 portion


For the marinade

  • 4 tbsp Pure dark or amber Canadian maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple sugar
  • 1/4 tsp chilli (optional)

For the tofu

  • 300g block of firm tofu (pressed)
  • 5 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp of vegetable oil


  1. Pre-recipe step: press the tofu to remove excess liquid. Use a tofu press, or squeeze the block in a tea towel.

To make the tofu

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl or container.
  2. Break the tofu into “nugget-size” chunks. Breaking it rather than chopping it will make it crispier later on.
  3. Set aside half the marinade and pour the rest over the tofu in a sealable container.
  4. Refrigerate the marinating tofu for at least 1 hour.
  5. Coat each piece of tofu by rolling it in a bowl of cornflour.
  6. Airfry your tofu with a teaspoon of oil for 15 minutes at 200°C – shaking well half way through.
  7. Add the fried tofu to a frying pan or wok and pour in the rest of the marinade – coating the tofu well.
  8. Serve with your choice of noodles or rice and veg.
One of our favourite vegan dishes, this sweet and spicy tofu recipe makes a delicious lunch or evening meal. Our sweet ‘n’ spicy tofu is best served alongside rice or noodles and stir-fried veg.

For more vegan meal ideals, visit Veg Food Enthusiast’s page here.

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