This recipe is adapted from a local tofu maker that frequents neighborhood farmers markets. It's vegetarian and vegan friendly and tastes great - even non-vegetarians love it! Spicy garlic sauce is a staple ingredient in many Vietnamese dishes and creates a spicy-sweet combination with the brown sugar.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Drain tofu, rinse, and pat dry. Cut into squares.

  • Heat sesame oil in a wok over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add red pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, soy sauce, and chili-garlic sauce. Mix together and cook for 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute tamari for soy sauce if desired.

Substitute palm sugar for brown sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 17.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 356 mg sodium. 19.6 g carbohydrates; 13.2 g protein; Full Nutrition