Warm Tofu With Spicy Garlic Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is gently simmered tofu topped with a stir together sauce, commonly called banchan. It would make a great vegetarian course served with rice.You will want to eat the sauce on everything! Adapted from Gourmet magazine(March 2009).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Carefully rinse the tofu, then cover with cold water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then keep warm, covered, over very low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt. Stir together with remaining ingredients (except tofu).
  3. Just before serving, carefully lift tofu from saucepan with a large spatula and drain on paper towels. Gently pat dry, then move to a small plate. Spoon some sauce over tofu and serve warm. Serve remaining sauce on the side.
  4. Note:
  5. Sauce can be made 1 day ahead and chilled. Bring to room temperature before using.
  6. Tofu can be kept warm up to 4 hours.
Most Helpful

I did't have sesame oil so I used extra virgin olive oil instead. It was great! Me and husband loved it. WIll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing! :)

Lanski July 26, 2012

This is so simple that I almost passed it by, but I'm glad that I didn't! Delicious! And, um, I think I agree with another commenter - I am going to eat it all myself. ;)

calouste January 22, 2012

Yum Yum Yum! This is everything I look for in a dish - easy, quick, economical, and flavorful. It's even pretty on the plate! Great recipe, thanks so much for posting. :)

zaar junkie June 08, 2010