Japanese-style Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry

Japanese-style Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry plated

Recipe Information

Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People

This Japanese-style Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry recipe is inspired by my travels to Japan, where I fell in love with the rich flavors of teriyaki sauce. The combination of sweet and savory elements creates a delightful balance that enhances the taste of tofu and vegetables.

I've always been a fan of stir-fries because they are quick, easy, and versatile. This dish is no exception, as it can be customized with your favorite vegetables and served over rice or noodles for a satisfying meal.

The secret to this recipe's success lies in its homemade teriyaki sauce, which is both simple to make and far superior to store-bought versions. Once you try it, you'll never go back!


  • 1 block (14 oz) firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, cornstarch, and water to create the teriyaki sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the cubed tofu and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the garlic and ginger, and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, and onions to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Return the cooked tofu to the skillet and pour the teriyaki sauce over the tofu and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving.


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