Recipe + Photo by April Viar 

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with this mouthwatering Vegan Kimchi Tofu. Combining the tangy goodness of kimchi with baked Certified Vegan Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu, topped with a savory maple, soy garlic sauce, and served over a bed of rice. This dish is a flavorful delight for those who appreciate the boldness of kimchi and crave rich umami flavors.

Kimchi tofu

Servings: 2-4


  • 2 blocks of Nasoya Certified Vegan Extra Firm Tofu
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 container Nasoya Authentic Korean Kimchi Mild or Spicy
  • Pinch black pepper 


  • Begin by carefully opening the packaging of the tofu, draining any excess water. Then, gently pat the tofu dry with a paper towel, ensuring to remove as much moisture as possible by lightly squeezing it.
  • After drying, coat both sides of the tofu blocks with olive oil. Preheat your air fryer to 400F. Place the tofu blocks in the air fryer and cook for 30 minutes, flipping them over at the 10-minute mark and again at the next 10 minutes. Continue cooking until the outside of the tofu turns golden brown, while still retaining a slight wiggly and squishy texture.
  • In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine minced garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, Sriracha, and vegan butter. Stir continuously and cook for about three minutes until the flavors are incorporated. Set to the side.
  • Add 1 tsp olive oil to a large nonstick pan over low medium heat. Carefully add the two blocks of tofu to the pan, then pour even amounts of the prepared sauce over each block, ensuring to use all the sauce. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the tofu blocks over and use a spoon to ladle the sauce over them again. Continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Place the tofu on a bed of rice, ensuring to pour out all of the sauce from the pan onto the baked tofu. Next, scoop out your desired amount of kimchi and top it onto the tofu blocks. Finally, garnish with scallions.


If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake your tofu on a sheet pan with parchment paper in the oven with the same directions.