Grilled Tofu with Teriyaki Sauce
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 25 mins
Originally Japanese, teriyaki sauce has become a big favorite among Asian food lovers. It can come commercially bottled but it is actually very easy to make with basic ingredients. Drizzled on grilled tofu, this appetizer can become your next Asian favorite!
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light honey
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (can be optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water (can be optional, goes with the cornstarch)
  • 1 (7-ounce) block of tofu, quartered
  • 4 long chives
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Over low heat, in a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, honey and mirin then bring to a boil.
  2. If you want a liquid sauce, you can skip this part. While waiting for it to boil, in a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water until smooth. Pour it in the saucepan and whisk until the sauce thickens. Turn off the fire.
  3. Over medium heat, grill all the sides of the tofu on a hot griddle or grill.
  4. When the tofu are cooked, tie each one with the chive. If you don't want to do this, make it simple by just mincing some of the chives and sprinkling them on the tofu.
  5. Transfer the tofu to a serving dish, add the onions and sesame seeds then pour the teriyaki sauce. Drizzle with the sesame oil.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at