Sep 21, 2009

Stir-Fried Crispy Tofu with Noodles

Tofu and noodles, is one of my favorite dishes. I love that is very quick to make and taste delicious. Of course you have the added bonus that is high in protein and low in fat. I choose for this dish yellow pepper, onion and scallions but you can substitute with whatever you have on hand or with your favorite asian greens.


  • 350 g                               firm tofu cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp                               peanut oil or sesame oil 
  • 1/4 cup                            low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp                                finely grated ginger
  • 3/4 cup                            rice flour
  • vegetable oil for frying 
  • 2                                    onions cut into thin wedges
  • 2                                    garlic cloves finely minced 
  • 2 tsp                               brown sugar
  • 1                                     yellow pepper cut into thin strips
  • 5                                     scallions ( green onion) cut into short lengths
  • 2 tbsp                             dry sherry
  • 2 tsp                               finely grated orange zest
  • 1   package of noodles cooked according to manufacturing instructions, to serve with or, steamed rice.

Cut the tofu into small pieces, place into a non-metallic bowl.
In a different bowl mix together the peanut oil, soy sauce and ginger.

Pour over the tofu and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Drain tofu reserving the marinated.

Toss several pieces at the time in the rice flour to coat heavily.

Heat a wok or a frying pan until very hot. Add about 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Working in batches , stir-fry the tofu over medium heat about 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden. Remove from wok, drain on paper towel and keep warm.

Drain any oil from the wok. Reheat the wok add 1 tbsp of fresh oil and stir-fry the onion, garlic and the sugar for about 3 minutes.
Add the yellow pepper, scallions, sherry, orange zest and reserve tofu marinade.

Stir fry for about 1 minute.

Add tofu and stir and toss to heat through.

Serve with noodles or steamed rice.



alison said...

cred ca odata am gustat tofu si nu prea m-a incintat...trebuie sa mai incerc,stiu ca-i super sanatoasa!super papica ta!baietii papa?

Laura said...

tofu nu are un gust paricular. De aceea poate lua orice flavor cind il gatesti. In aceasta mincare are gust de soy sauce si ginger. Numai Alex si hubby maninca cei mari nu le place.

Tien said...

This dish looks just up my alley. -Tien

Laura said...

Hello Tien,
Yes, I know what you mean.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
lovely looking dish.quick&easy 2 make.keep the good work.thanks 4 sharing.

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
It is quick and easy and also delicious.

Cookin' Canuck said...

While I am not that keen on raw tofu, I do enjoy it when it is stir-fried. I like the addition of orange zest.

Laura said...

i like the orange zest as well, but i think ginger is my favorite.

Anncoo said...

Good combo, will try this recipe. Tks for sharing :)

the traditional gourmand said...

Found you on this recipe! Looking forward to more great ideas :)

pegasuslegend said...

Have always wantd to try this tofu, looks delicious in these pictures thank you

Laura said...

@ Ancoo,
Hope you are going to like it.

@ The traditional gurmand,
I'm glad that we met on food buzz:)D

@ Pegasuslegend,
Tofu taste delicious if you cooke it right. I hope you are going to try it.

lululu said...

perfect combination for me - tofu with noodle!

Laura said...

Yes lululu,
For me too.

bucatar maniac said...

Ma bucxur de cunostinta. Te-am adaugat in blogroll-ul meu si am sa te urmaresc in continuare

Laura said...

Si eu ma bucur. Te am pe blog roll deasemenea.

The Klutzy Cook said...

I've always had trouble stir frying tofu - it always seemed to fall apart, and I could never get it like the dishes in restaurants. Now I know why - Rice flour! Thanks for that, I'll give it another try.

Laura said...

Yes the rice flour and make sure you use firm or extra firm tofu.

Sri said...

Great recipe. Plus yummy photos.


Laura said...

thank you Sri.

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