Tokwa’t Tausi Recipe

Tausi, or fermented black soybeans, make this tofu dish extra flavorful.

Try this tofu and tausi recipe! Salty fermented black soybeans, or tausi, has complex layers of umami and can make your dishes extra flavorful. 

Tokwa't Tausi Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Tausi, or fermented black soybeans, make this tofu dish extra flavorful.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 2


Tokwat Tausi Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 100-gram can tausi (fermented black beans) rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 300 Grams tofu (tokwa) drained, cut into 1-inch cubes, deep-fried, and drained
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • kinchay (parsley) to garnish


  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, and ginger for 2 minutes. Add tausi and cook for 2 minutes. Add rice wine; allow to boil, then simmer for 1 minute.
  • Combine cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Add to pan to thicken sauce until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Add fried tofu. Mix well. Season to taste with pepper and soy sauce. Turn off heat. Drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with kinchay sprigs.
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