Easy Silken Tofu With Soy Dressing • Hip Foodie Mom

Easy Silken Tofu With Soy Dressing! The easiest no-cook tofu dish ever! Dressed with a spicy soy sauce dressing, this dish can truly be a complete meal with a bowl of hot rice. Hope you try it! 

I absolutely love tofu, all kinds. I have a lot of recipes using firm tofu but today, I want to show you a super easy recipe using silken tofu. Silken tofu is “made in a similar process to block tofu, except that the soy milk is coagulated without curdling the milk. It’s also left unpressed, so every cake retains all of its moisture while cooling. Because curds never form, the tofu—be it soft, firm, or extra firm—has a smooth and “silky” appearance. More delicate than block tofu, silken tofus likewise require delicate handling, lest they fall apart.” Click here to read about all the different types of tofu, as well as recipes from Serious Eats.

Silken tofu is very delicate and requires careful handling if you want to keep the tofu in tact. Some recipes cube or slice it up but I think it’s beautiful left uncut. You don’t cook it or heat it up, although if you want it warmed up you can leave it out until it’s room temperature or place it into the microwave. I like mine cold and served with hot rice. 

Easy Silken Tofu With Soy Dressing

This tofu dish is served cold but you can heat up the tofu in the microwave for 30 seconds before pouring the dressing over the top.

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Main or Side Dish

Cuisine: Asian, Asian/Korean

Keyword: Silken Tofu

Servings: 2


  • 1 package Silken Tofu left whole
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar or honey
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Gochugaru (Korean chili powder)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 to 2 green onions diced
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • seasoned roasted gim crushed
  • serve with hot rice


  • Carefully drain and remove the silken tofu from the container and place into a shallow bowl. You can blot with a paper towel if desired. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients from the soy sauce to the sesame seeds. Taste and adjust anything as desired. Pour over the tofu and add the crushed gim over the top. Serve with hot rice and enjoy!


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