Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I was lucky enough to get this recipe from "Down to Earth" in Maui, HI many years ago. It is the creation of Carol Lent. It has been a standard fare in our family for years. It is so delicious! Give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain tofu well.
  2. Heat oil in frying pan, preferably a non-stick skillet.
  3. When oil is hot, add tofu by breaking it into random size pieces about 1" x 1".
  4. Cook tofu without turning for about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn tofu and cook for about 4 more minutes on the other side.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  7. First you put in the soy sauce and stir so as to cover all the pieces of tofu.
  8. Then add the nutritional yeast, spike and black pepper.
  9. Toss and coat all the tofu pieces.


Most Helpful

Cut the oil back to 1 1/2 T and it was more than enough for me. The flavors all together in this are great, tho. I probably cut back on soy and salt as well but didn't really measure. I'll try this again with a firmer tofu. Yum!

Queen Roachie January 04, 2015

THANK YOUUUUUUUU, I lived on Maui for 12 yrs. I used to eat this allll the time, been looking for the recipe for 10 yrs since I moved back to mainland. You have no idea how happy you just made me!!!!!!

cctmellissa August 18, 2011

I have eaten this tasty tofu at the Down To Earth delis in Honolulu- I have missed it every day since moving away from Hawaii and I am SOOO excited to find this recipe!!
It tastes just like I remember it. SO good!

Mystic_Mommy November 04, 2010

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