My new go-to tofu recipe. Takes under 30 minutes (including prep & cooking time) and perfect for laid back or hectic weekdays. Sharing the step-by-step version below. PLUS I also made a reel video recording how I make it. Link here.


  • 1 box of firm tofu, remove excess water using a kitchen towel 
  • 2 tbsps corn flour
  • 1 tbsp red chili flakes (I used leftover chili flakes from pizza takeout)
  • 2-3 tbsps sesame oil 
  • 1/2 tbsp salt 
  • 3-4 tbsps sesame (I added more as I am a sesame seed junkie 😅)
  • 1-2 tbsp spring onions or scallions (cleaned & chopped)


  • Cut the tofu in long slices (1 box yields approx. 10-11 slices)
  • Take a clean, dry plate and put corn flour, salt, sesame seeds and chili flakes and mix well with a spoon
  • Pick up a tofu slice , dunk in the mix so sesame seeds get coated on all sides. 
  • Repeat for rest 9-10 slices 
  • Now heat a non stick pan with sesame oil. Lay tofu slices (5 or less based on your pan width. DO NOT CROWD them as you’ll end up breaking tofu)
  • Cook on both slides until the sesame seeds turn golden. (How much golden? Watch the video. Linked here
  • Serve with some ramen or Maggi noodles. Garnish with scallions!
  • Bon Appetit 🎉

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?