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Teriyaki Nori-Wrapped Tofu: The Vegan Version of Sushi Rolls

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious vegan dinner option, look no further than teriyaki nori tofu! This simple but flavorful dish is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Plus it’s easy to make and can be served as a main course or side dish. Read on to learn how to whip up this tasty treat in minutes!

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Whip Up A Quick and Easy Teriyaki Nori-Wrapped Tofu Tonight

By combining tofu, and nori seaweed wraps, you can create a delicious meal in no time at all! All you have to do is wrap each piece of tofu with the nori. Then toss it in teriyaki sauce. The result? A savory dish that will make everyone in the family happy. Plus, this recipe is so simple that anyone can whip it up in just minutes!

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Vegetarians and vegans, rejoice!

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater looking to add some plant-based dishes into your meal rotation, teriyaki nori tofu is the perfect option. The combination of savory and sweet flavors with a hint of umami will tantalize your taste buds and have you coming back for more. So why not give this delicious dish a try? Your taste buds – and your health – will thank you!


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Teriyaki Nori Tofu

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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This simple but flavorful dish is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Plus it’s easy to make and can be served as a main course or side dish.

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  • 500 grams 500 grams Firm Tofu

  • 2 pcs 2 pcs Roasted Nori Sheets

  • 1/4 cup 32 g Cornstarch

  • 3 cloves 3 cloves Garlic (minced)

  • 1 stalk 1 stalk Onion Leeks (white part – chopped and thinly sliced), (green part – soaked in ice bath)

  • 3 tsp 6 g Sesame Seeds

  • 1/4 cup 59.15 ml Canola Oil (for frying)

  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • 4 tbsp 59.15 ml Soy Sauce

  • 4 tbsp 59.15 ml Sake

  • 4 tbsp 59.15 ml Mirin

  • 2 tbsp 24 g Sugar

  • 2 tbsp 29.57 ml Water


  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce and set them aside.
  • Then, pat the tofu dry with a towel. Cut into equal sticks.
  • Cut the nori sheet so it is shorter than the length of the tofu and big enough to wrap around.
  • Wrap each piece of tofu in nori and trim as needed.
  • Dredge each piece of tofu in the cornstarch, tapping to shake off any extra, so that all sides of the tofu have a light coating of starch.
  • Heat the oil in a nonstick pan or seasoned skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the tofu in a single layer and fry, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Place on a cooling rack or plate with a paper towel. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat the rest of the oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and white parts of the onion and leek, and cook for 1 minute, until until fragrant
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce in and turn the heat down to low.
  • Add the pieces of fried tofu. Leave it to cook for another 2–3 minutes, until the sauce gets thicker and the tofu soaks up some of the sauce.
    Add the sesame seeds and stir.
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with leeks (green part).
    Eat hot over steamed rice.

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