Tasty Vegan Teriyaki Tofu Sub Recipe

Tasty Vegan Teriyaki Tofu Sub Recipe

Stir-fry dishes, bento boxes, Buddha bowls… Everyone loves an explosion of flavour, but sadly such dishes can be difficult to eat on-the-go.

This tasty vegan teriyaki tofu sub recipe is a great option for busy professionals, students, and stay-at-home parents who still want to enjoy the flavours without having to slow down.

Teriyaki Tofu Sub

Teriyaki Tofu Sub

Tofu is seared and coated in a sticky, aromatic teriyaki glaze, which is surprisingly easy to make at home. It’s a accompanied by spicy, savoury and tangy Asian slaw that will take your sandwich game to the next level.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 6 hours
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 458 kcal


  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Jar
  • Small bowl or cup
  • Frying Pan


  • 2 long bread rolls or baguettes
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • Gem lettuce
  • For teriyaki tofu:
  • 180 grams firm tofu sliced into triangles
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp cornflour
  • For the slaw:
  • ½ carrot julienned
  • 2 inches cucumber julienned
  • 2 inches daikon radish julienned
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp pickled ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • First, make your slaw. In a jar, combine chopped veggies with the rest of the ingredients. Shake the jar to mix everything together and place it the fridge for 2-6 hours to marinate.
  • To make teriyaki sauce, whisk all of the ingredients in a small bowl or cup.
  • Heat a frying pan over high medium heat. Once it’s hot, sear tofu on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Add teriyaki and make sure every piece of tofu is coated in the sauce. Ook for 3-5 minutes as the sauce thickens and turns into sticky teriyaki glaze.
  • To serve, slice your bread and spread some vegan mayo on both sides. Add lettuce, teriyaki tofu, and the slaw. Enjoy!


This teriyaki sauce will also work with seitan if you are not a big fan of tofu.
For a gluten-free option, use tamari soy sauce and gluten-free bread.


Calories: 458kcal
Keyword Sandwich, Sub, Tasty, Teriyaki, Tofu, Vegan
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