Crispy Tofu In Shiitake Broth

Course: Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Beginner
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Crispy Tofu in Shiitake Broth is a delicious and comforting vegan dish that’s perfect for chilly nights or whenever you’re in the mood for something warm and nourishing. The dish features cubes of crispy fried tofu that are simmered in a flavorful broth made with shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and scallions.

The umami-rich broth infuses the tofu with savory flavors while adding depth to the dish. The contrast between the crispy texture of the tofu and the silky smoothness of the broth creates a delightful balance of textures that will keep you coming back for more.

This dish is not only delicious but also nutritious, as it’s packed with plant-based protein and vitamins from the mushrooms and other vegetables. It’s a simple yet satisfying meal that’s sure to please both vegans and non-vegans alike!


  • 8 oz firm tofu, cut into cubes

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and minced

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 6-8 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced


  • Start by preparing the tofu. Drain the tofu and pat it dry with paper towels. Cut it into cubes and coat the cubes with cornstarch.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated tofu cubes and fry until crispy and golden brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Drain the soaked shiitake mushrooms and slice them thinly.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable broth over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to the broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Let the broth simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and the flavors have melded together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, ladle the shiitake broth into bowls and top with the crispy tofu cubes. Garnish with sliced green onions and enjoy!


  • Nutritional information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and amounts used in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Sodium 1600mg 67%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 14g 29%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Enjoy your delicious and healthy Crispy Tofu In Shiitake Broth!

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