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All You Need to Know about How to Create the Perfect Vegan Fish and Chips at Home

Cooking time

60 min

Portion number

2 portions

vegan fried fish

For the vast plant-based community who have missed out on countless opportunities for enjoying the perfect and traditional combination of fish and chips, I’m here to rectify that by giving you the opportunity to learn to recreate your very own version of homemade vegan fish and chips that is of the same delicious taste like your local restaurant. This vegan fish and chips recipe gives you the perfect flaky yet crispy fish pieces accompanied by the best homemade fries using only plant-based and cruelty-free resources.

Vegan Fish and Chips

The biggest ask question when it comes to making vegan fish and chips, is how does it actually taste like fish? Because fish has such a distinctive flavor and texture, it is extremely hard to recreate the product without using any elements of it, however, the veganism community has helped changed this misconstrued concept forever. The newly found introduction of Tofish and chips in other words fish and chips made from tofu has changed the vegan “fish” game and has satisfied veggie cravings all over the globe. To make this delicious recipe you’ll need relatively simple ingredients, a few steps in the method, no complicated equipment, and a little bit of time and effort.

How to Make Vegan Fish and Chips

tofu fish and chips

The secret to the perfect piece of vegan fried fish is right in front of you and is here to stay as one of your staple homemade recipes used to feed the family. This easy vegan fish and chips recipe produces some of the best vegan fish and chips that currently exist, but if you don’t believe the words try it out for yourself and I guarantee the taste will prove it all.


To create this delicious recipe you will need to gather the ingredients to carry out the two-step method.

For the Tofu fish :

  1. 1 block extra firm tofu
  2. ½ cup vegetable broth
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  5. ½ teaspoon onion powder
  6. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  7. ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Tofu fish batter:

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon paprika
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. 1 ¼ cups soda water
  6. 1 ½ sheets nori
  7. ¼ cup oil

Directions :

Now that you have gathered all the crucial ingredients you need to can begin to start the process of creating your vegetarian fish and chips by following these simple instructions.

  1. Drain and press the tofu, removing all liquid from the block. Once pressed cut into thick slices and begin to make tiny slices halfway through each section, repeating a few times until a flaky-like texture is formed.
  2. Create a marinade for your tofu by combining vegetable broth, lemon juice, white miso paste, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. Place your sliced tofu pieces into the bowl, cover, and put into the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. The next step is to create the batter for your tofu fish and chips. In a large bowl mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, and salt, to the mixture add your soda water and begin to mix in short increments, until a smooth and well-combined mixture is formed.
  4. Next, cut the nori sheets into same-sized rectangles and set them aside.
  5. The next step is to cook your “fish”, heat your oil in a pan. Take a piece of nori and wrap it around your flaky tofu pieces, dip generously into the batter and then straight onto the hot oiled pan and allow to fry for about 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Repo from oil, dry with a paper towel, and serve with chips of your choice.

And just like that, you have yourself the perfect vegan fish and chips recipe tofu centered. This recipe is so easy to recreate and really gives you the same sensation as if you were eating the real deal. This recipe is a great addition for family meals, Saturday nights in, and a midweek treat for the kids. So get your aprons on, step into the kitchen and begin creating the culinary recipe of your dreams.

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