Put a Twist on Your Favorite Tofu Recipe With Sticky Sauce

Tofu is one of the essentials of a plant-based diet, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to put a spicy twist on this tasty food? That’s exactly what you can do by adding the right sauce to the mix, and we’ve got one just for you.

Rebecca of The Zesty Lime loves tofu like the rest of us, and she made it even better with her sticky sauce. You can make it with ease by using tamari, agave syrup, and sriracha, so follow her instructions to give your tofu some extra spice.



  • 280g pack extra firm tofu
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (cornflour)

Sticky Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or ACV
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp corn flour + 1 tbsp cold water, mixed separately then added to sauce)


  1. Put oil inside a non-stick pan, and heat it up at medium heat.
  2. After breaking tofu into pieces, use cornstarch to coat it. Once the oil heats up, put tofu inside the pan and fry until it becomes crispy and golden, for approximately 7-10 minutes on each side.
  3. Mix cornstarch slurry separately, before combining it with the rest of sauce ingredients.
  4. Use a separate pan to mix all the sauce ingredients, and cook them on medium heat until the texture becomes thicker.
  5. After tofu is done cooking, evenly coat each of the pieces with the sauce, and serve to your liking.