I am going to make Banh Mi's later, so I whipped up this simple 5 spice tofu to put inside. I will blog again about the sandwich, but this was so tasty, I wanted to share it now. This is a method, not a recipe.
Slice firm tofu into slabs, heat a non stick or cast iron skillet to medium heat, add some toasted sesame oil (I also added mustard oil, but I doubt most of you have that around).. place the tofu in the skillet and sprinkle with salt and a lot of freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, 5 spice powder and optional hot chili powder.. Cook until golden brown and flip, adding a couple glugs of soy sauce. Cook for several minutes on the second side, then add around 1/4 cup water and let it cook down. Cool the tofu before use on the sandwich. This took around 10 minutes from start to finish.