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25 Best Silken Tofu Recipes We Love

Vegan or not, you will love these silken tofu recipes. 

If you’ve ever wondered what you can make with silken tofu, wonder no more. You’re in the right place. 

25 Best Silken Tofu Recipes featuring Block of Silken Tofu with Soy Sauce and Spices
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Easy Silken Tofu Recipes

Soft and velvety smooth, silken tofu has a divine consistency.

And it’s easier to use than you might think. Raw, pureed, fried, or steamed- you can cook silken tofu in several ways. 

In addition, its neutral flavor and silky texture are versatile. You can use it in all your vegan, vegetarian, and even meat-focused meals.

From scrambles to desserts, these silken tofu recipes unleash a new world of culinary possibilities. 

1. Crispy Fried Silken Tofu

These silken tofu bites are like little nibbles of heaven.   

On the outside, these have a fabulous crunch. On the inside, they’re incredibly creamy. 

Dip them in sweet chili mayo sauce or drizzle it all over the top. 

Fried tofu is a delicious addition to bowls, wraps, and salads. 

2. Silken Tofu Curry

My mouth is watering just thinking about this curry!

If you want to eat more veggies, this is the way to do it. Between the creamy sauce and curry paste… it’s nothing short of flavorful. 

There’s one step that cannot be missed. Coat the tofu in cornstarch before baking. This is a must! 

This crisps the outside, helping it hold its shape when submerged in the sauce. Otherwise, it’ll just be mushy. Still quite tasty but mushy. 

3. Silken Tofu Mac and Cheese

I am not one to give up dairy for mac and cheese. Or any other food, if I’m being honest.  

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But this stuff is good. I mean really good. 

Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t taste exactly like cheese. But it’s scrumptious in its own right. 

Nooch, miso, tomato paste, mustard, garlic, and spices flavor the silken tofu cheese sauce. 

Combine it in a blender, then coat the pasta. Add a sprinkle of fresh parsley and it’s ready to be inhaled.

4. Silken Tofu with Fried Garlic and Black Beans

Based on a classic, this Chinese tofu dish is fresh and flavorsome.

Rather than cook the tofu, place it on a plate. Top it off with quick-pickled cucumbers, fried black beans with alliums, and a savory sauce. 

It’s gluten-free, nut-free, and plant-based. Oh, and delicious! 

5. Silken Tofu Scramble

Avoiding eggs but craving a scramble? I’ve got the perfect solution!

With the right seasoning, silken tofu mimics the texture and flavor of eggs.

Toss in spinach, red onions, and any other ingredients you like. Mushrooms, bell peppers, or tomatoes work too. Et voila! 

Vegan scramble. 

6. Silken Tofu Pasta with Mushrooms

Healthy but still indulgent and comforting? Sign me up! 

At a glance, this pasta may look like it’s smothered in a creamy sauce. But that, my friends, is tofu! And it’s some seriously yummy tofu. 

I couldn’t believe it either. That is until I tried it. 

Tofu + a healthy dose of nooch + seasonings = one very flavorful sauce. The plant-based factor is just a bonus. 

And although this pasta is pretty healthy, it will totally satisfy all your carb cravings. 

7. Hiyayakko-Style Cold Silken Tofu

If you think Japanese cuisine is nothing but sushi and noodles, think again. 

This cold Japanese tofu dish is a true delicacy. 

Dive in and enjoy a forkful of velvety tofu, nori, sesame seeds, ginger, and ponzu. 

There’s also room for customization. So pick your favorite add-ins like cucumber, corn, radish, or Japanese mustard. 

8. Spicy Korean Silken Tofu Ramen

When winter weather calls for eating in, warm up with tofu ramen. 

I’ve been on a long quest to create the ultimate vegetarian ramen. And this recipe solved it. 

The broth is spicy, and the fillings are full of umami goodness. 

It’s got ramen noodles, silken tofu, and kimchi. It even comes complete with an egg and green onion. 

No need for hot sauce… it’s spicy enough.

9. Chili Garlic Silken Tofu

I defy anyone to try this and say that tofu is boring. This Korean-inspired dish is a prime example of just how flavorful tofu can be. 

An enticing chili garlic sauce smothers a block of creamy silken tofu. Finish it with green onion for a fresh twist. 

It’s spicy, noticeably garlicky, and totally umami. And you don’t even need to heat the stove. 

10. Chocolate Blueberry Silken Tofu Mousse 

When I first heard about tofu in dessert, I was skeptical. Then I tried this mousse, and now I’m a firm believer. 

Silken tofu melts in your mouth. It’s that creamy!

Blending it results in a mousse-like texture. It’s so similar that nobody will know it’s tofu.

Add chocolate chips, blueberries, honey, and cocoa powder to finish it. 

Chill it in the fridge, then an hour later, you have a fantastic high-protein dessert.

11. Sizzling Vegan Hot Plate Tofu

This vegan tofu dish is rather unique. So try this hot plate tofu if you’re in the mood for something new.

The sauce comprises mashed firm tofu, veggies, soy sauce, and vegan oyster sauce. 

Like many Asian dishes, it’s thickened with a cornstarch slurry.

But the heart of this dish is a fried vegan egg and fried silken tofu. Then you top it with the sauce. Yum!

A meal like this is best served with a side of rice. 

12. Orange Cream with Silken Tofu

Tofu desserts don’t quite have the same appeal as a Better Than Sex chocolate cake. It’s okay to admit it.

But this vegan treat deserves a spot on the table. 

On the bottom, you have citrusy and nutty orange-tofu mousse. On top, you have a dreamy tropical puree.

Bright and creamy, it’s a refreshing sweet nibble.

13. Silken Tofu with Salted Egg Sauce 

This Vietnamese-style tofu is so simple and different at the same time. 

It starts by pressing the silken tofu. Next, coat it in potato starch and flour, then double-deep fry.

Yes, you heard that right. You fry it twice!

It’s not done yet. Now you pan-fry it with garlic and a mashed salted duck egg. 

Seriously, you have got to give this a try.

14. Silken Tofu with Sesame Soy Sauce 

Looking for the easiest tofu recipe ever? You’ve just found it. 

This dish is as simple as slicing and garnishing. 

Cut the tofu into even slices. Then finish it off with sesame oil, soy sauce, green onion, and sesame seeds.

It’s that easy.

15. Silken Tofu Salad

Cubed silken tofu is such an easy protein to add to a salad. 

There’s no cooking or pressing required. Just chop it up along with cucumber, tomatoes, and avocado. 

Dress it with plum vinegar and sesame oil, and there you have it. An easy Japanese-style salad.

16. Tofu Tomato Pasta Sauce

What’s the secret to creating a luscious, protein-rich vegan pasta sauce? Silken tofu. 

It’s a genius way to sneak in plant-based protein. It also doesn’t hurt that the texture is heavenly. 

This sauce freezes well, so make a big batch. Then you’ll have plenty for all your vegan pasta recipes.

17. Century Egg and Tofu

Century egg and tofu is a classic Chinese dish. 

If you’re new to century eggs, you’re not alone. They’re not a common ingredient in American cuisine. 

Century eggs are a type of preserved egg (usually duck) that’s pungent and intense. When added to silken tofu, they bring a distinct and delicious contrast.

18. Silken Tofu and Mango Verrines

Calling all tropical fruit lovers! I have an intriguing treat for you. 

Verrines are a type of French food. It can be an appetizer or dessert. This one is the latter. 

It features silken tofu blended with mango puree, coconut milk, passionfruit syrup, and lime. 

Right before serving, add fresh mango and passionfruit on top.

19. Soba Noodles with Silken Tofu

Are there any Asian noodle lovers in the house? I thought so!

These soba noodles are garlicky, fresh, and umami-laden. Add big cubes of silken tofu for more protein and texture. 

It’s quick, vegan, and nutritious. 

20. Soft Tofu with Shrimp and Salted Egg Yolk

This Hong Kong dish is full of comforting goodness. 

Silken tofu and plump prawns are bobbing in a soupy salted duck egg mash. 

It’s full of umami and absolutely tantalizing. A must-try.

21. Silken Tofu Omelette

Here’s some inspiration for your next brunch. 

These omelets look like eggs. But lo and behold, it’s silken tofu.

Stuff them with any ingredients you like. This one comes with hummus and sauteed veggies. 

I’m more partial to cherry tomatoes, sprouts, and avocado slices. 

22. Cold Tofu with Peanut Sauce

If you couldn’t tell, silken tofu is fabulous served cold. So I’ve got another chilled dish to entice you. 

The silky smooth tofu has the most ravishing texture. Pour a sweet, zesty, and gingery peanut sauce over the top. Add some cucumber slices too. 

It will punch your mouth with delectable flavor! 

23. Silken Tofu with Soy-Sauced Tomatoes

I love the simplicity of this dish. 

At the core, you have creamy silken tofu. On top, you have blistered tomatoes cooked with olive oil and soy sauce. 

Garnish with basil and scallions if you like. 

Side, appetizer, or a light meal… it’s a creative vegan tofu dish to try.

24. Filipino Sweet Tofu (Taho)

Filipinos sure know how to turn tofu into a decadent treat. Just take it from Taho. 

Taho consists of silken tofu in a sweet mixture of simple syrup and chewy tapioca.

Breakfast, snack, or dessert, you can eat it any time of day.

25. Steamed Silken Tofu, Shrimp, and Shiitake

This is one of those dishes you just feel good eating. And your tastebuds sure will thank you!

You can also thank the creator because it’s super easy. 

Steam tofu, shrimp, red chilies, mushrooms, and scallions with fish sauce and sesame oil. That’s it! Done and delicious. 

26. Silken Tofu with Fried Anchovies and Peanuts

I could see this on a hip restaurant menu charging big bucks. Lucky for you, it costs a fraction of the price to make at home.

You whip up a six-ingredient chili sauce and drizzle it over tofu. Top that with fried anchovies and peanuts. 

To make it vegan, skip the anchovies. 

27. Silken Tofu Cheesecake

Cheesecake has a reputation for being difficult to make. But not this tofu cheesecake. 

Make the four-ingredient crust, pour the filling inside, then bake it in a water bath. 

It comes out decadent, like regular cheesecake. Except it’s vegan and gluten-free. 

So fix one up and spread the joy!

25 Best Silken Tofu Recipes We Love

These silken tofu recipes will change the way you think about tofu! From curry to cheesecake, this list is full of delicious dishes you’ll love- vegan or not.


  • Crispy Fried Silken Tofu

  • Silken Tofu Curry

  • Silken Tofu Mac and Cheese

  • Silken Tofu with Fried Garlic and Black Beans

  • Silken Tofu Scramble

  • Silken Tofu Pasta with Mushrooms

  • Hiyayakko-Style Cold Silken Tofu

  • Spicy Korean Silken Tofu Ramen

  • Chili Garlic Silken Tofu

  • Chocolate Blueberry Silken Tofu Mousse

  • Sizzling Vegan Hot Plate Tofu

  • Orange Cream with Silken Tofu

  • Silken Tofu with Salted Egg Sauce

  • Silken Tofu with Sesame Soy Sauce

  • Silken Tofu Salad

  • Tofu Tomato Pasta Sauce

  • Century Egg and Tofu

  • Silken Tofu and Mango Verrines

  • Soba Noodles with Silken Tofu

  • Soft Tofu with Shrimp and Salted Egg Yolk

  • Silken Tofu Omelette

  • Cold Tofu with Peanut Sauce

  • Silken Tofu with Soy-Sauced Tomatoes

  • Filipino Sweet Tofu (Taho)

  • Steamed Silken Tofu, Shrimp, and Shiitake

  • Silken Tofu with Fried Anchovies and Peanuts

  • Silken Tofu Cheesecake


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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