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Best Tofu Recipe

Best Baked Tofu Recipe To Make You Love Tofu

How to bake tofu so it's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside—and still tastes delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword baked tofu, baked tofu recipe, best tofu recipe, how to cook tofu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Eleanor Ajoku Henry


  • ½ block extra firm tofu
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps rice vinegar or lime juice
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • ½ inch grated ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • Drain tofu and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut into bite-sized pieces, about ½-inch thick by 2 inches long by 1 inch wide (or whatever shape you prefer).
  • To a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and all other spices together. Once combined, add in the tofu.
  • Cover bowl with sealing wrap and leave to marinate for at least 30 mins (This gives the tofu enough time to soak up the ingredients.)
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place marinated tofu on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then turn over the tofu pieces and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with rice or tortilla wraps and Enjoy!