Vegan Sweet And Sour Tofu Bowl

July 2, 2020
If you have friends or family members who keep saying tofu does not taste good or that it is boring, serve them this yummy sweet and sour tofu bowl. Even my brother, who can be quite critical of tofu dishes, really dug in when I made this quick, fried meal. The thick, creamy soy and ketchup sauce gives it its final touch. Served in a big bowl with some rice, it will surely keep you satisfied for long. It's really easy to make and does not require a lot of time. Easy and fast—those are the kinds of recipes I love. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do!
vegan sweet and sour tofu bowl

Vegan Sweet And Sour Tofu Bowl

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 3 servings
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  • 300g Tofu
  • For the Tofu Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons White Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Sauce (or Powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 cloves, crushed Garlic
  • For Frying:
  • 3-5 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • For Serving:
  • Basmati Rice
  • Sesame, Green Onion, Parsley
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For the sauce:

1. Mix together soy sauce, maple syrup, ketchup, vinegar, chili, brown sugar and garlic.

2. Set aside.

For the breading:

1. Mix the white flour, cornstarch and water together.

2. Set aside.

For the Tofu:

1. Heat oil in a deep pan (wok pan).

2. Cut the Tofu in cubes and dip each cube into the breading mixture.

3. Fry until golden brown.

4. Pour the sauce over the Tofu and fry for another 5 minutes until it becomes relatively thick.

5. Serve with rice.

6. Top it off with sesame, green onions and parsley.


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Rebecca Willems
A self-described queer vegan feminist, Rebecca is also trying to live a more zero-waste and minimalist life. During her undergraduate and graduate studies she put a lot of focus on sustainability, LGBTQ+ rights and gender issues across the globe. Having lived on 5 continents in many different cultures and being an avid traveler, she loves to learn about new cultures, learn languages, and try all the amazing vegan food across the world.


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