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Silken tofu with Korean soy sauce made with green onions, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds poured on top.
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5 Minute Silken Tofu with Korean Soy Sauce

This easy vegan silken tofu can be served hot or cold with a savory Korean soy sauce flavored with green onions, peppers, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes (gochugaru). It’s easy, vegan, and ready in 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Servings: 4
Calories: 96kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb silken tofu (454g)

Soy Sauce Mixture

Instructions

Drain Tofu

  • Drain tofu: Open the package of tofu and drain out the liquid. Lay the tofu on a clean piece of paper towel or kitchen towel to continue draining.
    1 lb silken tofu
    Silken tofu draining upside down on a paper towel.

Make Sauce

  • Make sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, Korean red pepper flakes (gochugaru), chopped green onions, and sliced peppers. Add sugar if desired.
    2 ½ Tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, 1 ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, ⅔ teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 stalk green onion, 1 or 2 peppers
    Korean flavored soy sauce made with peppers, green onions, and sesame seeds being mixed with a spoon.
  • Assemble and serve: Remove the paper towel from the tofu and place the tofu on your serving plate. Slice into rectangles if desired. Spoon as much or as little of the soy sauce mixture on top. Enjoy!
    Soy sauce and green onions being poured over silken tofu with a wooden spoon.

Notes

  • Heating silken tofu: To serve warm, microwave it on a microwave safe plate for 2 to 4 minutes until warm to the touch. Or you can steam it in a steamer basket.
  • Serving: You can slice it into cubes or rectangles for easier serving. Handle with a spoon instead of chopsticks as they break apart easily.
  • Storing leftovers: For best flavor, I recommend consuming this the day of once the soy sauce is added to the tofu. Store leftovers in an airtight container and consume within a day. Unused tofu (without soy sauce) can be stored in an airtight container and covered with clean water. Use within a day or two.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg