Tofu Bites with Ponzu Sauce

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5 min


10 min


4 servings

Tofu Bites with Ponzu Sauce

Photo: Erik Putz

Up your tofu game with this Japanese dish. Ponzu sauce is a sweet-sour, citrusy glaze that's so simple to make.


  • 300-g block  soft tofu
  • small peeled  carrot , grated
  • 2 tbsp orange-lime  ponzu , (recipe below)
  • finely chopped  chives

Orange-Lime Ponzu

  • 1/4 cup  soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp  mirin
  • 1/2 tsp  granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp  instant dashi powder
  • 2 tbsp  lime juice
  • 1/4 cup  orange juice


  • For orange lime ponzu: Combine soy with mirin, sugar and dashi in a small saucepan. Set over medium and bring to a boil. Whisk until sugar and dashi dissolve. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon and orange juices. Use right away or pour into a jar. It will keep well, refrigerated, up to a month.
  • For tofu-ponzu bites: Gently pat a 300-g block of soft tofu dry with a kitchen towel. Set on a serving plate. Grate a small peeled carrot over tofu and sprinkle with snipped chives. Drizzle with 2 tbsp Orange-Lime Ponzu. Serve cold.