Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

This tempeh stir fry is a Japanese-style teriyaki flavor dish. It’s tasty, healthy, and easy to make in under 15 minutes.

Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

This is just for you if you are looking for an easy tempeh recipe.

Pan fry tempeh, stir fry vegetables and toss with sweet and flavorful teriyaki sauce. It takes under 15 minutes. So easy!

If you love tempeh and teriyaki, you might wanna try this recipe!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love tempeh
  • You want to make tempeh stir fry recipe
  • You are looking for savory vegan main dish

I will show you how to make this easy vegan dish. If you want to check the recipe immediately, please click below to jump to the recipe card. Let’s get cooking!

About This Recipe

  • Easy tempeh recipe
  • Japanese stir fry in teriyaki sauce
  • Takes under 15 minutes
  • Vegan/Vegetarian

What is Tempeh

tempeh

Tempeh is an Indonesian fermented food made by fermenting boiled soybeans. We often compare it to natto as it is also fermented soybeans, but tempeh is more versatile and not sticky like natto, nor does it have a strong smell.

Since it’s a soybean product, it’s nutritious and rich in high-quality protein, vitamin B, dietary fiber, and more.

It is typically sold in the form of a plate-like the picture above (this one is 500g/17cmx17cm). The soybeans are covered with white mycelium, holding the beans together so they will not fall apart, even if you cut them into thin slices.

It has a firm texture, and the taste is light. It doesn’t have much smell, but some people don’t like the smell, so in that case, it is good to cook with garlic or ginger.

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📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce
  • Tempeh
  • Vegetables: Onion, green pepper, eringi mushrooms
  • Teriyaki sauce: Soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar
  • Flour

If you live in Japan, I would recommend this: Motai tempeh 500g

Tempeh you find in the grocery store is the smaller size in most cases and not enough quantity for me, so I often buy in bulk at Motai Tempeh’s online store. You can also purchase it on Amazon.

It’s made from Japanese soybeans and has a plain taste. It will be delivered frozen so you can keep it in the freezer for a long time (one year from the manufacture date).

🔪Instructions

Okay, let me walk you through the steps. Watch the video as well.

How to make Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce
  1. Cut ingredients: Slice onion, eringi, tempeh, and cut green peppers into strips
  2. Coat tempeh with flour: Mix flour and tempeh by hand to coat tempeh with flour all over
  3. Make teriyaki sauce: Blend all the sauce ingredients in a bowl
  4. Fry tempeh: Warm a frying pan, add a generous amount of oil, and fry tempeh on medium heat until golden brown (1-2 minutes on one side), then transfer to a plate.
  5. Stir fry vegetables: In the same frying pan, add some oil and stir fry onions → peppers, → eringi in that order.
  6. Toss with sauce: Put the tempeh back, pour the sauce over, and stir fry until the sauce thickens
Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Here you go! The tempeh is crispy and chewy. And it’s well blended with the sauce as it’s coated with flour. Delicious!

Store in the fridge, and it will last for 3 days.

How to Eat

You can eat it as it is, but it would also be great to serve with other dishes. Here is how I like to eat it.

  • Japanese meal set: Serve with Japanese steamed rice, tofu salad and miso soup
  • Rice bowl: Put it on rice, and top with shredded nori seaweed or chopped scallion
  • Udon noodles: Put it on boiled udon noodles, pour some mentsuyu(Japanese noodle soup)
  • Quinoa: Serve with quinoa and steamed vegetables

Variations of ingredients

You can use your favorite one if you don’t have the vegetables according to the recipe. These vegetables are also great for this recipe.

  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Green peas
  • Cabbage
  • Bean sprout
  • Carrot

Thanks for Stopping By!

Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce in a frying pan

A simple and easy tempeh dish with Japanese teriyaki flavor. Serve with rice and your favorite dish, and enjoy it for lunch or dinner!

I hope you will love this recipe:)

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Also, feel free to leave comments if you have any questions. I love hearing from you!

Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.

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Tempeh Stir Fry in Japanese Teriyaki Sauce (Vegan)

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: JURI
This tempeh stir fry is a Japanese-style teriyaki flavor dish. It's tasty, healthy, and easy to make in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 c Tempeh, 120g
  • 2 Eringi mushroom, 120g
  • 1/2 Onion, 140g
  • 2 Green peppers, 50g
  • 1 Tbsp Flour

Teriyaki Sauce

Instructions

  • Cut ingredients: Slice onion, eringi, tempeh, and cut green peppers into strips
  • Coat tempeh with flour: Mix flour and tempeh by hands to coat tempeh with flour all over
  • Make a teriyaki sauce: Blend all the sauce ingredients in a bowl
  • Pan fry tempeh: Warm a frying pan, add a generous amount of oil and pan fry tempeh over medium heat until golden brown(1-2 minutes on one side), then transfer to a plate.
  • Stir fry vegetables: In the same frying pan, add some oil and stir fry onions → green peppers → eringi in that order.
  • Add the sauce: Put the tempeh back, pour the sauce over, and give it a stir until the sauce thickens

Video

Notes

  • Equipment: Frying pan 26cm/10 inch
  • Storage: It will last for 3 days in the fridge.
  • Substitute: These vegetables are also great for this recipe: Shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, eggplant, green peas, cabbage, bean sprout. You can substitute flour with rice flour, or corn starch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 3.7g | Sodium: 162mg | Sugar: 6.1g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: tempeh stir fry, vegan
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