To Bake the Tofu: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to take the tofu out of the marinade and space it evenly out on the sheet pan. Bake the tofu for about 25 minutes, flipping once, until browned and slightly crispy on the outside. Use the remaining marinade as a sauce to serve with the tofu.
Taking the tofu out of the marinade to cook it is important. Don't pour the marinade into the pan with the tofu at the beginning of the cooking process or bake the tofu in it. The marinade will just burn onto the pan and also make the tofu soggy.
I mostly use this marinade with tofu, but it can also be used for chicken, pork, or beef.
Add even more flavor to this marinade by adding grated or finely chopped ginger and finely chopped garlic.
You can adjust the flavor of the marinade by adding more or less vinegar or syrup, depending on how sweet or tangy you want the flavor.