Warm Tofu with Soy-Ginger Sauce

Chef Kuniko Yagi dresses silky, soft tofu with a quick and intensely flavorful mix of soy, fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil. Slideshow:  How to Make Tofu 

Warm Tofu with Soy-Ginger Sauce
Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
12 mins


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • Kosher salt

  • One 12-ounce package silken firm tofu, drained and cut into 4 equal pieces

  • Thinly sliced scallion, white sesame seeds and togarashi, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the ginger and oil; season with salt. In a medium saucepan of gently simmering water, heat the tofu just until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tofu to paper towels to drain briefly. Arrange the tofu on serving plates and drizzle with the soy-ginger sauce. Garnish with sliced scallion, sesame seeds and togarashi.

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