Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free) On Plate From Above

This recipe is for a delicious, tasty and flavorful tofu steak made asian style. This dish only requires 15 minutes of your time and is really easy to make. Serve this dish as a main course or make it for meal prep purpose. This dish is both vegan and gluten free.

Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free) On Plate

You know when you want something “meaty” but don’t want to eat meat?! I at least have that feeling more than often during spring and summer. Craving fresh food and not in the mood for meat at all… but I still crave that meaty texture and lot of delicious and flavorful food. Yes, that’s when I make a tofu steak! It doesn’t always have to be Asian style… but tonight that was what I was craving. Asian flavors, with a meaty feeling but I wanted to keep it vegan. This vegan spicy tofu steak is so easy to make, easy to adapt according to taste and such a great alternative to meat. It is perfect to serve as a main course or make it for meal prep purposes. It is both vegan and gluten free (if using gluten free soya and hoisin sauce that is).

A few tips:

  • Make sure to let the tofu blocks marinate in the sauce for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Don’t throw away the excess tofu marinade, you’ll need it later for serving.
  • I prefer to make the cauliflower rice a little warm with a touch of lime. But when frying the cauliflower rice make sure not to fry it for too long. It should be soft and warm, but still a little crunchy and hold some texture.
  • This dish is good to store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • If making it for meal prep purposes or not eating all at once I would recommend you to not prepare the cauliflower rice until ready to serve. It taste much better fresh.
Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free) On Plate From Above

Ingredients for this Asian Style Tofu Steak:

  • Tofu blocks
  • Tamari
  • Rice vinegar
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Fresh ginger
  • Chili flakes
  • Bok choy
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Lime
  • Sesame oil
  • Cilantro
  • Scallion
Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free) From Front On Plate

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Asian Style Tofu Steak (Vegan & Gluten Free)

This dish is perfect to make when you want something meat and easy to make but don't want to eat meat.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Dairy-Free, Easy, Gluten-Free, Quick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 blocks Tofu
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce (gluten free) + more to top
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 Bok choy cut into quarters
  • 2 dl Cauliflower rice
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 Lime, to to serve cut into wedges
  • Sesame oil, to fry
  • Cilantro, to top roughly chopped
  • 1 Scallion, to top thinly sliced


  • Combine tamari, rice vinegar, hoinsin sauce, grated ginger and chili flakes in a bowl.
  • Add the tofu blocks to the marinade and make sure it covered all parts of the tofu blocks.
  • Preheat a grill pan over medium heat with some sesame oil.
  • Preheat another nonstick pan over medium heat with some sesame oil.
  • Start by adding the bok choy to the nonstick pan and let it fry for 3-4 minutes, until it starts to get golden brown and a bit soft.
  • Add the two tofu steaks to the grill pan and let it fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. (Don't throw away the remaining tofu marinade, you will use it later)
  • When the bok choy is done add a little more sesame oil and fry the cauliflower rice in it and add the lime juice at the end. The cauliflower rice should be golden brown and a little softened, but not cooked thorugh. You still want it to hold some crunch.
  • Divide the caulifower rice between two plates.
  • Slice the tofu steak and place on top of the cauliflower rice. Add the remaining marinade on top of the tofu steak.
  • Place bok choy on the side and brush with more hoisin sauce.
  • Top with cilantro, sliced scallion and lime wedges on the side.

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