Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Silken Tofu With Spicy Soy Dressing


4 servings


5 minutes

total time


1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon chile oil

1 tablespoon toasted white sesame seeds

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 scallion, green and white parts, finely sliced

2 (14-ounce) blocks silken tofu, cold

1 scallion, green and white parts, thinly sliced

Handful of cilantro leaves


Make the dressing: Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chile oil, sesame seeds, sugar and scallion in a small bowl. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

Carefully drain the liquid from the package of tofu, and gently tip the block onto a kitchen towel. (Try to keep the block in one piece, if possible, but don’t worry if it falls apart; it will still taste great.) Pat with another clean kitchen towel, removing as much liquid as possible. Transfer the blocks to one large plate or two smaller plates — leave whole or cut into 1-inch blocks — and spoon the soy dressing over the top until the tofu is completely covered. Top with scallions and cilantro leaves, and eat on its own or with rice or noodles on the side.


Serving Size




Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

12 g

Trans Fat

0 g




900 mg

Total Carbohydrate

10 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

4 g


20 g

4 servings


5 minutes

total time
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