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Taiwanese Fried Tofu


"This is an authentic Taiwanese side dish my vegetarian mother prepares. Tastes great with rice and other vegetables. Note: This is not a saucy dish."
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30 m servings 230 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1093 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cut the tofu in half lengthwise down the top. Slice into squares 1/4 inch thick. Stir together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large, nonstick pan over medium heat. Add garlic and green onions, and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Brown tofu well on each side, then pour in sauce and cook until the sauce has been incorporated by the tofu, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. 51 Ratings

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My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! This is some of the best tofu that I have ever had!!! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. We will be making this a lot!!

Most helpful critical review

woah, too much soy sauce!! but i guess americans love the soy sauce...

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My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! This is some of the best tofu that I have ever had!!! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. We will be making this a lot!!

This is killer! I was able to brown the tofu by cooking it on high (after cooking garlic and onion on medium) and my end result looked just like the picture. I only used 1/4 cup soy sauce (rathe...

I really love this recipe. Especially great on top of white rice. I originally sent in a 5 star review on this recipe, using Balsamic Vinegar since I couldn't find Chinese Black Vinegar. Now, th...

I'm not really experienced at cooking or at buying ingredients so I never ended up finding sesame oil or chinese black vinegar. What I did find is black bean sauce so I added that in. It took al...

Followed the recipe exactly for great results. I used low sodium soy sauce and I found it somewhat salty but still tasted good. I fried the tofu for about 15 minutes before adding the garlic, ...

Delicious with the addition of black bean sauce!!! My husband likes to add chinese hot sauce to his.

I used regular firm tofu since its what I had on hand. I also used just enough of the sauce to turn the tofu medium brown and that way is wasnt salty. This was really tasty, Ill make this again.

My husband and I loved this recipe. It is really tasty I usually serve it with rice and a quick veggie stir fry. I found the black vinegar at a chinese grocery store and, although I thought it w...

this was pretty good. however, i would recommend cooking the tofu first, and then adding the onion - it gets burned by the time the tofu is done.