Deep fried tofu

    15 min

    Tofu is coated with cornflour and then deep fried. It's served with spring onions and hoi-sin sauce. Use any Asian-style dipping sauce you prefer.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (349g) pack firm tofu, such as Blue Dragon
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • oil for frying
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Cut tofu into 12 cubes. Place cornflour on a plate or in a shallow bowl and dredge tofu in it, coating thoroughly.
    2. Heat enough oil in a large frying pan or wok so that tofu will be half-way submerged. Fry tofu in hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Drain on some kitchen roll.
    3. Sprinkle spring onions over tofu and drizzle with hoisin sauce. Serve immediately.

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    Reviews in English (74)


    It's pretty good, but as a Japanese I just could not pour hoisin sauce over the tofu. I guess it's quick and easy that way, but it's so much better with soy sauce, mirin (rice wine), and kelp broth. You also have to have grated ginger on top of the tofu. Yummy!!  -  01 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUMMY!! This is exactly like the tofu I get at my favorite asian restaurants! I used it as a replacement for chicken in a stir fry recipe with the following orange ginger glaze: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced ginger  -  21 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is just SO good. I cube the tofu then put them between layers of paper towels for a few minutes. This gets the excess water out so there's no splattering when the tofu hits the oil.  -  04 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)