Vietnamese-style fried tofu in tomato sauce

Vietnamese-style fried tofu in tomato sauce

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"One of our absolute favorite tomato dishes ever: Vietnamese-style tofu in tomato sauce or ĐẬU SỐT CÀ CHUA. Wonder why we love it so much? Because: it's super easy to make and quick to get on the table, it celebrates tomatoes like no other dish can, and it's also budget friendly. Essential are only two things: good tofu and, of course, good tomatoes. Our tips: Our Vietnamese Tomato Tofu is, of course, the perfect dish to make the best out of the fresh summer tomatoes. If tomatoes are not in season, you can also use canned tomatoes and use the syrup a little more sparingly."
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25 min
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200 g
firm tofu
peanut oil
1 cloves
2 tbsp
soy sauce
½ tbsp
rice syrup
1 tsp
jasmine rice (for serving)


knife, cutting board, frying pan, cooking spoon

Nutrition per serving

Fat19 g
Protein18 g
Carb14 g
  • Step 1/7

    • 200 g firm tofu
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Pat the tofu dry, and cut it into 1 1/2 cm/0.6 inch cubes.

  • Step 2/7

    • 1 tbsp peanut oil
    • frying pan
    • cooking spoon

    Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a hot pan, and fry tofu over medium-high heat for approx. 6–8 min. until golden brown on all sides. Then remove from the pan.

  • Step 3/7

    • 1 cloves garlic
    • 1 scallions

    Mince garlic. Cut the white part of the scallion into rings.

  • Step 4/7

    • ½ tbsp peanut oil

    Add remaining oil to the pan and sauté garlic and scallion over medium heat for approx. 2 min., stir fry until fragrant.

  • Step 5/7

    • 250 g tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tbsp rice syrup
    • 1 tsp Sriracha

    Roughly chop tomatoes and add to the pan. Stir in soy sauce and rice syrup and simmer for approx. 5 min. until the tomatoes become soft and start to break down. Season with Siracha to taste.

  • Step 6/7

    Add tofu to the sauce and simmer for another approx. 2 min. Cut scallion greens into rings.

  • Step 7/7

    • jasmine rice (for serving)

    Serve the tomato tofu with jasmine rice and top with the scallion greens.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Vietnamese-style fried tofu in tomato sauce


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