Tofu Steak

5 from 2 reviews


  • 1 block of firm tofu, sliced
  • 200g lean ground beef
  • 6 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lite soysauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine ((optional)
  • 3 slices of ginger
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 35 tbsp cornstarch with a pinch of salt and pepper for dredging
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • canola oil for frying


  1. In a sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp canola oil and sauté garlic and ginger until the garlic is brown on the edges.
  2. Add ground beef and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour in water, soy sauce and sliced shiitake mushroms. Stir.
  4. Add brown sugar. Stir. Add rice wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour in the cornstarch-water mixture to thicken the sauce.
  6. Let it simmer for around 20 seconds, turn off heat and set aside. Your “Steak Sauce” is now done.
  7. Dredge your sliced tofu with cornstarch and fry until brown.
  8. Set it on a plate and put around 3 tablespoon of your “steak sauce” on top. Serve while hot.