Teriyaki Tofu Noodle Bowl

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on April 27, 2011

My dear friend Mahi loves my tofu recipes and recently requested a ginger tofu recipe. This is what I came up with. Mahi, this ginger teriyaki tofu noodle bowl recipe is for you ♥

Teriyaki sauce is really easy to make at home. Just whisk together sugar, mirin and sake (or vinegar), and let it boil to thicken. You can use this sauce as a marinade on vegetables, brush it over anything you are grilling, or toss it in some rice or noodles. My ginger teriyaki sauce recipe is sweet, you could ofcourse adjust the sugar according to taste.

I love using thin rice noodles for this recipe. All you have to do is soak them in hot water till they have softened. You can find rice noodles or rice vermicelli in the Asian section of the grocery store. For a larger selection of rice noodles, head to an Asian store. When buying rice noodles for this recipe make sure that rice and water are the only ingredients. Some brands use corn starch in their rice noodles, and thats ok too.

Teriyaki Tofu Noodle Bowl Recipe

Serves 1 as a main dish

For the Ginger Teriyaki Tofu
Half of a 15 oz package of tofu, pressed. Read this post on how to press tofu.
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons brown sugar (this will produce a sweet sauce, use less if you dont want it sweet& remember mirin is sweet too!)
2 tablespoons mirin (look for ‘mirin style seasoning’ in the asian section of the grocery store ot substitute with 1 tablespoon rice vinegar+a pinch of sugar)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

Cut the tofu into 1 inch long pieces. Lay the tofu pieces on a non stick skillet and brown each side on medium heat (no oil needed).

Place all remaining ingredients in a non stick sauce pan, and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 minutes or till the sugar dissolves and sauce thickens slightly. Take care not to boil the sauce too much and burn the sugar. Taste the sauce, and adjust sugar or rice vinegar if needed.

When the tofu pieces are browned, pour half the teriyaki sauce over the tofu. Save the other half of the teriyaki sauce to serve for dipping.

Turn the tofu pieces so all sides are coated with sauce. On low heat, let the sauce bubble away and thicken (but be careful not to burn the sauce), about 1-2 minutes.

Serve ginger teriyaki tofu over rice noodles (recipe below) and the remaining teriyaki sauce on the side for dipping.

For the Rice Noodles
2 oz dry rice noodles or rice vermicelli
1/4 cup carrots peeled and cut into thin sticks
1/4 cup of cucumber cut into thin sticks
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
½ teaspoon dried chili flakes, optional
Salt
1 tablespoon chopped mint or cilantro

Soak rice noodles in very hot water for 10 minutes, or prepare according to package directions. Drain well.

Gently toss the noodles and all other ingredients together in a bowl. Top with ginger teriyaki tofu. Serve reserved teriyaki sauce on the side for dipping the noodles.

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1 Laavanya April 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thanks to Mahi for inspiring you to come up with this delicious dish… It’s perfect.

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2 Nishi April 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

This is just beautiful Sala!!! The food seems to come alive :)

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Anu Reply:

You put words in my mouth girl! That’s exactly what I felt when I saw this dish – alive is the word!
Needless to say Sala I’m heading over to the grocery store.

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3 Olga @ MangoTomato April 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

gorgeous! love the color of the food and the bowl and the board ;)

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4 Chelsea April 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

this looks way too good NOT to try sometime soon! It reminds me of the lunch I had at this restaurant called Nit Noi recently :) Mmmmm!

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5 B @ DesiGrub April 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Amazing photos! Even I want to eat tofu now.

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6 Soma April 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I feel like digging in to that bowl.. such lovely texture. looks fresh and really delicious.

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7 Prerna@IndianSimmer April 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

How do you make all your food look so perfect! This looks so good, worth trying!

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

YOU my dear, are the queen of perfect looking food :)

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8 janet April 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Gorgeous, Sala! Simply gorgeous. Love the colours and the recipe looks great too. :)

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9 anh April 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I love teriaky anything. This tofu version looks incredible! :)

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10 Indu April 28, 2011 at 4:04 am

How did you cut the tofu like that? It looks like you must have used some scale to get the measurements exact. So perfect !!!

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11 Ann-Louise April 28, 2011 at 4:04 am

I am drooling just looking at this! Gorgous photos!

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12 Caesar salad April 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

The tofu looks delicious! Would love to try this soon. Where (other than Asian store) can I find mirin? No Asian store near my place.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

you can find it in the asian section of a regular grocery store – look for ‘mirin style seasoning’.

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13 Cassie April 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Yum, looks so delicious! I love thin rice noodles with raw veggies, totally Vietnamese-style.

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14 Sonia@7spice April 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

O gosh! Sala, I’m waiting for your next visit to Australia and I’ll give my kitchen to have your handmade goodies. ;) Tofu looks SO scrumptious!

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15 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets April 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I already told you this in chat but this looks and sounds sooooo good. can’t wait to seeya next week. hope u feel better!

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16 Lisa H. April 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thank you … I learned something fr you as I always use store bought teriyaki …
We love tofu n these looks delicious n looking forward to give it a go :)

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17 Sanjeeta kk April 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

How simple and scrumptious a dish can go than this one! Love the color..marinate..sauces..and all that is Tofu here. Simple and lovely recipe, S.

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18 Rachel May 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

This looks amazing and quite simple. I saved this and the Szechuan eggplant and tofu recipe for future cooking nights and subscribed so I can read more!

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19 Jeanine May 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Delish! I’ve had this post saved for a few weeks now. I even shared it today on my linkshare. Thanks for the wonderful veggie inspiration!

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20 Anita Menon June 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

I love your blog. The little time that I have spent browsing, I am hooked for good. The presentation, photography, vegetarian exotica- all of it is such a fantastic package.

Fabulous. Kudos!

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21 Koko February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

great recipe, made the ginger-teriyaki tofu with bokchoy, scallions and mushrooms with udon noodles

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22 Elsie Hui August 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I’ll have to give this one a whirl! :)

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