Pork Tofu Loaf

Pork Tofu Loaf

April 19, 2024

This recipe, as given to me by my aunty, was called Tofu Casserole. It’s one of those recipes that is passed along on written pieces of paper, shared by friends. I struggled with the name because it didn’t seem to accurately represent the dish. I don’t know that calling it a “loaf” does much better. But if you’ve gotten this far, you weren’t put off by the name so let’s get into it.

What is a pork tofu loaf?

If you are thinking this is a meatloaf with Asian inspired flavors and ingredients, then ding-ding-ding, you got it! Pork and tofu are enhanced with kamaboko, water chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, and scallions. Soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil round out the Asian flavors.

Just like a traditional meatloaf, the mixture is baked in a standard loaf pan (two pans in this case). Alternatively, you could bake it in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish – perfect for a pot luck.

The tofu, kamaboko, and scallions give the loaf a kind of festive confetti look but other than that, it’s not much of a looker. But it’s tasty and hearty and makes a great dinner.

Pork Tofu Loaf - side view

Serving suggestion

Slice the pork tofu loaf as you would any other meatloaf. Serve it warm with steamed rice and some sautéed vegetables like baby bok choy or green beans. No additional sauce is needed although some may want to add a little more soy sauce.

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Pork Tofu Loaf

Pork Tofu Loaf

  • Author: She’s Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16


This savory Asian meatloaf makes a great main dish served with rice and veggies. It feeds a crowd and is perfect to take to a pot luck.


2 pounds firm tofu, drained

1½ pounds ground pork

1 cup chopped scallions

1 cup panko (or other dried, unseasoned bread crumbs)

1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

4 large dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and chopped

4 large eggs, scrambled

1 5.5-ounce block kamaboko

6 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

3 teaspoons sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat the insides of two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans with cooking spray (you can also use one 9″ x 13″ pan). Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash the drained tofu.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.

Evenly divide the mixture between the two loaf pans. Press lightly.

Bake for 1 hour.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main dishes
  • Cuisine: Asian-American


  • Calories: 229.27
  • Sugar: 2.54 g.
  • Sodium: 611.63 mg.
  • Fat: 13.54 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 4.19 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 9.71 g.
  • Fiber: 1.42 g.
  • Protein: 16.92 g.
  • Cholesterol: 78.29 mg.

Keywords: pork, tofu, kamaboko, water chestnuts

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