crispy glazed tofu

Trisha’s Golden Tofu Bites combine a tasty slightly chewing/crunchy texture with savoury flavours, fried to a perfect golden brown. They have a subtle crunch on the outside while maintaining a tender, melt-in-your-mouth interior.

These bites are versatile, pairing wonderfully with a variety of dipping sauces or adding a protein boost to salads, bowls, and stir-fries, they are particularly good served over Kimchi Fried Rice. Each bite delivers a burst of umami flavour, which makes this recipe popular with tofu enthusiasts and also those who would like to add a plant based dish to their weekly repertoire.

From Trisha …

Recently I’ve got back into tofu big time. This dish is the reason why, it’s delicious and everyone whose tasted it (so far) wants the recipe. I can’t take any credit for it as I found it on instagram. I went off tofu for years with all the anti soy propaganda but now I’m hooked. I purchase a really firm organic tofu from my local fruit world.

This doesn’t work with a softer tofu containing too much water. It won’t hold together and will turn mushy. It’s got the taste and a chewy texture that will have you coming back for more. Plus you can make it in 20 minutes no problem. I usually serve it with my Kimchi Fried Rice.

tofu bite ingredients

Trisha’s Golden Tofu Bites

Ingredients for the tofu

400g firm tofu, 2 Tablespoons cornflour, 1 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for the Glaze

4 Tablespoons maple syrup, juice of 1 small lemon, 1-2 Tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon each of paprika, ground coriander & cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon each of chilli powder & garlic powder. Salt to taste.


Pat dry the tofu and tear into bite sized pieces.

Toss it in the corn flour and salt.

Fry it in a little oil until crispy.

Combine all the ingredients for the glaze and add to the fried tofu.

Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until the glaze has coated the tofu.

Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.

tofu bites