Tofu recipes

Crisp tofu fingers with honey-kalamansi sauce


Sam’s idea. She requested a tofu dish done lemon chicken-style and I cooked this for her. Instead of the more traditional way of making lemon sauce, with sugar syrup and lemon juice, I made a no-cook version by stirring together honey and kalamansi juice. Our kalamanasi tree is bearing fruit quite prolifically and I’m finding… Crisp tofu fingers with honey-kalamansi sauce

Tofu and string beans adobo


I've always cooked adobong sitaw (string beans) with either coarsely ground or minced pork. When Sam asked me to cook a vegetarian version, I wasn't exactly sure how to execute the dish. Then, I remembered the mock scrambled eggs made with firm tofu … »

Peperonata con tofu


Italy meets China in a vegetarian dish. Sam loves bell peppers so I cooked one of the most well-loved Italian vegetable stews for her. Peperonata is a dish of stewed peppers and it is often served accompanied by rustic bread. Soft vegetables, crisp … »

Tofu steaks with Chinese broccoli in mushroom sauce


A whole cake of firm tofu is sliced into three portions then fried until golden and crisp. A Chinese broccoli stir fry seasoned with vegetarian oyster sauce (made with oyster mushrooms) is prepared separately. The dish is assembled with the tofu … »

Tofu and black beans stir fry


Tofu has been around for almost 2000 years. The way that the Chinese travelled and migrated to a lot of places even during the olden days, it is likely that they brought the tofu culture with them which should explain why tofu has been an important … »

Pechay (bok choy) with pork and tofu in oyster sauce


Before objecting violently that native pechay is not exactly bok choy, read this. That said, know that I have neither the time nor the inclination to engage in a discussion-going-nowhere about the intricate world of Chinese cabbages. I've a lot of … »

Sweet and spicy kangkong with shredded pork and fried tofu


If you've got cooked pork that's too little to turn into a complete dish, try combining it with a little bit of this and that, wave your magic wand and create some magic. Kidding. You don't need a wand. You just need to believe that you can do magic. … »

Tofu and mushrooms teriyaki


It's meatless but it's filling. You can enjoy it with rice or just by itself. Fried cubes of firm tofu and chunks of shiitake mushrooms drizzled with homemade teriyaki sauce. Speedy and I had this for lunch a while back, I was so busy cleaning up the … »

A vegetarian sweet and sour dish


We’ve come to know sweet and sour Chinese-style dishes in two basic forms. As a stir fry, floured thin strips of pork or fish are tossed with sweet and sour sauce and some vegetables (often, just added for color). Or the dish can consist of a … »

Lechon kawali con tokwa (pan fried pork belly and tofu)


Speedy just finished mowing in the garden and the smell of new-mown grass is something that I can only describe as provincial. If that's not provincial enough, the mowing managed to disturb the almost invisible inhabitants in the grass and sent them … »