Tofu Steak with Vegetable Sauce

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist/ Healthy Muffin Maker/ Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Today’s recipe is simple, yet tasty and looks pretty on your plate!

It is a complete vegan recipe, tofu steak with vegetable sauce. For today, I used onion and carrots, other vegetables you may want to try to use can be eggplants, capsicums, bok choy, chinese cabbage, beans, basically anything as long as you cut them into thin strips. You can also add ginger in the sauce if you like, it will give it an extra strong taste, suitable for adults but I wasn’t sure if my 17 month old baby would like it so didn’t try this time.

For the tofu, you can use Momen (firm) or Silk (soft), either one is fine. Just be careful when handling the soft tofu, they may break easier when you are cooking them.


Here, it is served with rice and round beans with sesame dressing. I also had some miso soup with it but it didn’t fit in the picture. I hope you like it!



Tofu steak with vegetable sauce (for 2 people)

200-300g Tofu

Potato starch

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

3 Dry Shitake mushroom

1 Onion; cut in thin strips

1/4 Carrot; cut in thin strips

6 Shallots; chopped

A)200cc Water from Dry Shitake

A)2 Tablespoon Soy sauce

A)2 Tablespoon Sake

A)1 Tablespoon Mirin

A)1 teaspoon raw sugar

2 teaspoon Potato Starch diluted in water


How to make it:

Step 1: Soak shitake in 250cc water at least 1 hour before you start cooking; rest tofu on paper towel to drain excess water

Step2: Cook (A)in saucepan, bring to boil

Step3: Cut tofu and cover with potato starch, heat sesame oil on frying pan and cook tofu on both sides; take out on plate

Step4: Cook vegetable in same frying pan; Add sauce and bring to boil; add potato starch and cook until thickens

Step5: Pour sauce over tofu, sprinkle with shallots before serving

I added the shallots to make it look pretty, it also add taste to it. If you don’t have it, you can sprinkle some sesame on top, that’s good looking too. With shallots, when you buy a fresh bunch, just plant the root part somewhere in your garden. I am growing it in a planter pot at my veranda, and you’ll be surprised how easy they are to manage. You will always have fresh one ready all the time!!


Enjoy 🙂


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