Yakitori-Style Tofu Skewers

Easy to make grilled skewers marinated in a traditional Japanese sauce mixture of mirin, sake, and tamari. A classic Japanese drinking food!

  • Servings
    8 Skewers
  • Prep Time
    35 Min
  • Cook Time
    20 Min

Cooking Directions


  • Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan set to medium heat, stir to dissolve sugar.
  • When sauce has reduced by half, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once sauce has cooled, strain and separate into two equal bowls.


  • In first bowl, combine marinade with tofu, let sit for 15 minutes. In second bowl, mix 3 ½ Tbsp brown sugar and set aside (this will be your glaze).
  • Once tofu has marinated, skewer 3 tofu and 4 scallions by alternating on 2 skewers. Make 8 sets and set aside.
  • Grill and glaze tofu.


  • 1 pkg. House Foods Tofu Super Firm, drained, pressed and cut into 24 pieces
  • 8 scallions, cut into ½” pieces
  • 3½ Tbsp. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 16 skewer sticks, soaked in water overnight
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup mirin (rice cooking wine)
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 2 Tbsp. sake
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped

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