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Hoisin Tofu

Hoisin Tofu

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Prep Time

30 min



Anything as tasty as hoisin sauce shouldn’t be solely the reserve of meat eaters. Luckily tofu’s versatile texture was made for absorbing flavour, here found basking in a hoisin marinade with a side of sesame pak choi and nutty brown rice.

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 garlic cloves
15g ginger
2 soy sauce sachets †
10g sesame seeds †
2 spring onions
2 tbsp hoisin sauce †
250g pak choi
28g honey
200g tofu †
130g brown rice
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g toasted sesame seeds<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 200g pak choi
  • 1 pot of honey (25g)
  • 280g plain tofu<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g brown rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 632 kJ
150 kcal
2280 kJ
542 kcal
of which saturates
4.2 g
0.6 g
15 g
2.3 g
of which sugars
21.4 g
5.4 g
77 g
19.5 g
Fibre 1.7 g 6.2 g
Protein 7.8 g 28.1 g
Salt 0.45 g 1.63 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
10g toasted sesame seeds
sesame seeds
1 spring onion
spring onion
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
water, sugar, soy bean paste (8%) [water, soya beans, rice, salt], garlic puree (35%), modified maize starch, colour (plain caramel), white rice vinegar (1%), spice blend (1%) [fennel, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, star anise], red chilli paste [red chilli peppers, salt,acidity regulator(acetic acid)], yeast extract paste [yeast extract,salt], salt, acidity regulator (citric acid)
200g pak choi
pak choi
1 pot of honey (25g)
blossom honey
280g plain tofu
water, soy beans (31%), nigari
130g brown rice
brown rice
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Hoisin Tofu

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Add the rice, plenty of water and salt (optional) to a pot with a lid on a high heat and bring to the boil

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook with the lid on for 15-20 min or until tender

Check occassionally and once done, drain and set aside until serving

2 Hoisin Tofu

Peel and grate the ginger (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon)

Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves

Cut the tofu block in two and pat it dry with a clean teatowel or kitchen paper

3 Hoisin Tofu

Add the chopped garlic to the rice and continue to cook

Mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey and grated ginger together with a good grind of pepper

This is your marinade

4 Hoisin Tofu

Heat a large wide based pan with a matching lid (preferably non-stick) with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of vegetable oil

When hot, add the tofu and cook over a high heat for 2 min on each side until golden 

Remove the tofu from the heat and transfer it to a plate, then wipe the pan clean with kitchen towel (reserve it for step 7)

5 Hoisin Tofu

Cut 4 (8) pieces of tin foil approx. the size of an A3 sheet of paper

Lay each tofu steak in the middle of 2 (4) pieces of foil (doubling the foil prevents any leakages!)

Spoon the marinade over the tofu and scrunch the edges of the foil together to form a sealed parcel, then place them on a baking tray and put then in the oven for 15 min 

6 Hoisin Tofu

Chop the spring onions finely, discarding the roots

Cut the pack choi in half, lengthways

7 Hoisin Tofu

Heat the reserved pan from step 4 on a high heat

Add the pak choi (cut side down) and cook for 5 min or until caramelised without stirring

Add a lid and cook for 3-4 min further until cooked but retaining a slight crunch

Stir the chopped spring onion through the drained rice


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Serve the tofu and sauce with the rice and pak choi to the side

Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the tofu steak for pretty presentation


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