Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu (8 ingredients)

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu (8 ingredients)

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This Japanese Onion Tofu is meatless, simple but still tasty. Served with a bowl of warm rice, this dish might let you eat more rice than you have expected.

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu (8 ingredients)

Japanese Onion Tofu

If you know me well, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to see another tofu recipe. My favorite tofu dish is Mapo Tofu in Chinese cuisine, Steamed Stinky Tofu in Taiwanese, and onion tofu in Japanese. Another simple way to eat tofu is silken tofu drizzled with soy sauce, which will make me happy as it is.

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu

Tofu is a super great ingredient. With the right seasoning, it can be very versatile. This Japanese Onion Tofu is one of the examples.

Both the ingredients and method are simple. You only need 8 ingredients to make this Japanese Onion Tofu. Most of them are seasoning. And if you’re in Asian or make Asian dishes from time to time, I think you already got them in your pantry.

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu
Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu

This dish will take you less than 10 minutes, and you don’t even need to rush.

First, mix all the seasoning.

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu

Then stir fry the onions until they are caramelized. This is a crucial step to make this dish amazing. The caramelization will bring the whole flavor to the next level.

Once the onions are brown, add the tofu cubes and fry them until crispy. Then add the pre-mixed seasoning and a dash of water to cook the tofu until they absorb the sauce. Done!

Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu

I really love tofu dishes, especially in Asia. Tofu is plain on itself but serves great as an addition to different cuisines, such as the Creamy Almond Butter Tofu Curry, Spicy Stinky Tofu.

If you’re a sweet tooth like me, then check out my Vegan Tofu Chocolate Brownies and Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse as well.

But for now, let’s make this simple Japanese Onion Tofu, shall we?

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag @Barrelleaf + #barrelleaf on Instagram. I always love to see them and to know how it goes.

日式洋蔥燉豆腐 Vegan Japanese Onion Tofu (8 ingredients)

This Japanese Onion Tofu is meatless, simple but still tasty. Served with a bowl of warm rice, this dish might let you eat more rice than you have expected.
作者: Nora Hsu
準備5 minutes
料理5 minutes
總共10 minutes
哪道菜: Lunch, Side Dish
料理別: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: dairy-free, vegan
份量: 2 people


  • ½ Tbsp vegetable oil 植物油
  • ½ onion 洋蔥, chopped into slices
  • ½ Tbsp white sesame seeds 白芝麻
  • 200 g firm tofu 板豆腐, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce 醬油, or tamari for a gluten-free version
  • 1 Tbsp mirin 味醂
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine 米酒
  • A dash of water 水, 適量
  • A handful of chopped green onions 蔥花, 1 小把


  • 於一小碗中,將醬油、味醂、米酒攪拌混合,置於一旁備用
  • 取一炒鍋,以中火熱鍋,放入油,待油熱後放入洋蔥條,炒至呈棕黃色
  • 放入白芝麻,拌炒約 30 秒,再放入豆腐丁塊,輕柔搖鍋晃動,將豆腐煎至表面金黃
  • 接著於鍋內放入事先混合好的調味料,與稍微淹過豆腐 1/3 的水量,稍微混拌混合,之後加上蓋子,讓它燉煮 3-5 分鐘
  • 最後開蓋,撒上蔥花,大略混拌,即可盛盤享用。我喜歡搭配糙米飯享用

English Version

  • In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, mirin, and rice wine together. Set it aside.
  • Grab a frying pan over medium heat. Add oil first. Once the pan is hot, add the sliced onion. Stir until they start to caramelize.
  • Add in the white sesame seeds. Continue to stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Then add the cubed tofu. Fry both sides of the tofu to golden. Gently shake the pan occasionally.
  • Then add the pre-mixed sauce and water to about 1/3 height of the tofus. Stir the bring the sauce over the tofu. Place the lid on to let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Finally sprinkle some chopped spring onions. Give it a shake, and they are ready to be enjoy. I like to serve them with brown rice.



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