Whenever I find myself at Whole Foods I can’t leave without picking up a container or two of their golden sesame tofu. I love this stuff. The tofu has a perfectly dense and chewy texture and the saucy coating is just sweet enough with a little bit of spice. The whole thing is finished with fresh scallions for the right amount of crunchy freshness, yum!
Golden Sesame Ginger Tofu
For years, I’ve been buying Whole Food’s Golden Sesame Tofu and trying to recreate it myself at home. I’ve looked for recipes online and have tried just going off the ingredients list on the package, but I’ve never been quite happy enough with my results, that is to say, until now….
I’ll admit, and if you’ve had the Whole Foods version before, you’ll know this recipe is not exactly the same, but for me I think it’s even better and the family agrees, even my meat eating husband loves my Golden Sesame Ginger Tofu! Whether, it’s the golden sesame tofu you’ve had from Whole Foods or not, my Golden Sesame Ginger Tofu is delicious, give it a try and see for yourself.
I start by pan frying the tofu with a light cornstarch coating, dotted with toasted sesame seeds, just until the tofu is golden and crisp but still tender and a little chewy on the inside.
Tofu cubes with a light and crispy toasted sesame seed coating
My sauce is a little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy.
sweet and spicy sesame ginger sauce
The recipe comes together fairly quickly and makes a perfect meal topping Forbidden Rice, soba noodles, crispy and fresh cabbage slaw, or anything else you can imagine.
Sweet & Spicy Sesame & Ginger Tofu