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Spicy Crispy Tofu with Soba Noodles

Crispy Spicy Tofu with Soba Noodles

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword crispy tofu, easy tofu recipe, fried tofu recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 300 grams extra-firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin (if you don’t have mirin add an extra tbsp of rice vinegar and 1/2 tsp sugar)
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha or gochujang (or any other hot pepper paste)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 8 oz. (1 package) soba noodles, cooked as per package instructions Sliced vegetables (such as cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, avocado, browned mushrooms, spinach, etc.)
  • Sliced vegetables (such as cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, avocado, browned mushrooms, spinach, etc.)

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles are per package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook, flipping once for about 10-15 minutes, until tofu is brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool slightly.

  3. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, miring, rice wine vinegar, hot pepper paste, grated ginger, and sesame oil (if using). Add tofu and toss in sauce until well coated.

  4. Divide noodles amongst 4 bowls and top with tofu and sauce. Top with desired vegetables.