Time: 20-30 minutes
Quantity: 2 portions


  • One block Medium-firm tofu
  • Pinch Five spice
  • 1 tsp Rock sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin or oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Liao jiu
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch White pepper
  • 200ml Water (or stock)
  • handful Cilantro


  1. Optionally, press tofu for better browning.
  2. Slice tofu lengthwise into 1cm sheets
  3. Mix the sauce (five spice, sugar and honey, oyster sauce + soy sauce + liao jiu in 1:1:1 ratio) with a pinch of salt and white pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer to disolve the honey and mix with the water or stock. Reduce to just above a syrop-like consistency (~10 minutes).
  5. Dry the sheets of tofu with paper towel and fry in oil until brown on either side.
  6. Deglaze with the sauce and simmer together for a few minutes.
  7. Serve topped with cilantro.


The sugar might be too high in the sauce. I also think it would do great with a little bit of chopped birds eye chili as garnish.

Thank you Sean!