Tofu with Oyster Sauce

A go-to dish for when you are looking for something effortless yet satisfying, Tofu with Oyster Sauce is a great solution for using up leftover tofu and preparing a quick meal with or without access to a stove. This dish has deep umami flavor, complemented by aromatic Japanese Furikake seasoning. It is best enjoyed by scooping the tofu up together with the flavorful sauce.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes – Cooking Time: 5 minutes – Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 lb. silken tofu
  • oil
  • 1 scallion, diced, white and green parts separated
  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sugar/substitute or more to taste
  • 1/16 tsp peppercorn powder
  • Garnish: Furikake seasoning, sesame oil (read notes)


Step 1
Fill a pot with enough water to fully submerge the tofu. Bring the water to a boil and add a pinch of salt.

Step 2
Carefully lower the tofu into the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the water and set aside to drain.
Step 3
(Optional) For a more mellow garlic infusion, instead of raw, pungent heat, warm a skillet over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil. Add the minced garlic and white parts of the scallion, and fry until they are fragrant and sizzling. 

Step 4
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. 

Step 5
Arrange the drained tofu in a serving bowl. Pour the oyster sauce mixture over the tofu, and garnish with minced garlic, both white and green parts of the scallion, sesame oil, peppercorn powder, and Furikake seasoning.


  • Furikake seasoning, available in most Asian grocery stores, is a Japanese blend that enhances dishes with its umami flavor. It typically contains sesame seeds, bonito flakes, sugar, salt, and seaweed flakes, among other ingredients.
  • Tofu with Oyster Sauce can also be prepared using a microwave or raw, without a stove.

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