Stir-Fried Celery and Tofu

Stir-Fried Celery and Tofu


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About this recipe: This is a wonderful vegetarian dish, made by stir-frying Chinese celery with dried tofu. It's simple, delicious, packed full of flavour and quick and easy to make.


Serves: 4 

  • 150g Chinese celery, roots and leaves discarded, cut into 3cm lengths
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • crushed chillies to taste
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 250g flavoured dried tofu, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine
  • salt to taste
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG) to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Blanch the celery in boiling water for 1 minute and drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the crushed chillies and spring onions; stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add the celery and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tofu and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Season with Shaoxing wine, salt and MSG and serve.


Flavoured dried tofu, Shaoxing wine, monosodium glutamate and Chinese celery can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.

If Shaoxing wine is unavailable, use dry sherry.

If Chinese celery is unavailable, use ordinary celery.

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