52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This is an authentic Taiwanese side dish my vegetarian mother prepares. Tastes great with rice and other vegetables. Note: This is not a saucy dish.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cut the tofu in half lengthwise down the top. Slice into squares 1/4 inch thick. Stir together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl, set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick pan over medium heat. Add garlic and green onions, and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Brown tofu well on each side, then pour in sauce and cook until the sauce has been incorporated by the tofu, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; 17 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1093 mg sodium. 7.3 g carbohydrates; 15.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! This is some of the best tofu that I have ever had!!! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. We will be making this a lot!!
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2010
woah too much soy sauce!! but i guess americans love the soy sauce...
(5)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! This is some of the best tofu that I have ever had!!! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. We will be making this a lot!!
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2013
This is killer! I was able to brown the tofu by cooking it on high (after cooking garlic and onion on medium) and my end result looked just like the picture. I only used 1/4 cup soy sauce (rather than 1/3) and chinese red vinegar in place of the black. Used chopped vidalia onion instead of green which i lacked. Am eating it now and liking it much! Note: Do not omit chinese-style vinegars which impart a particularly delightful flavor! (I did not have sesame oil today when i made this dish again so i toasted some sesame seeds and added them to soy sauce mixture--worked well).
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
I really love this recipe. Especially great on top of white rice. I originally sent in a 5 star review on this recipe using Balsamic Vinegar since I couldn't find Chinese Black Vinegar. Now thanks to my bestfriend who sent me a bottle of Chinese Black Vinegar over the holidays I find that the Chinese Black Vinegar made a great diffence in appearance and in taste. I would make this recipe again and again using the Chinese Black Vinegar.
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2007
I'm not really experienced at cooking or at buying ingredients so I never ended up finding sesame oil or chinese black vinegar. What I did find is black bean sauce so I added that in. It took alot longer than 10 minutes for my tofu to brown I was starting to get worried. But eventually it did anyway the end result seemed way too salty. I don't know if its my beginner skills and me taking 'seasoning' too far or because I used 1/3 of dark soy sauce instead of normal stuff. Anyway (this may sound a little strange) when I lick the sauce it's nice but then when I chew and shallow the tofu it really is too salty for me. I think I shall make some rice tomorrow and hopefully the sauce will immerse into that and become weaker (less salty). Otherwise the green onions and garlic smelt so yummy! Also the tofu when it started browning looked really yum too. I think my results was probably influenced more on my tastebuds and skills than the recipe. I may try this again in the future with a few adjustments (e.g. less salt and less soy sauce)
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
Followed the recipe exactly for great results. I used low sodium soy sauce and I found it somewhat salty but still tasted good. I fried the tofu for about 15 minutes before adding the garlic because I wanted to tofu crispy without burning the garlic. The leftovers the next day actually tasted better and the tofu was less salty and more mellow in taste. Next time I'll let it sit in the fridge for a day for the tofu to take on the marinade sauce. Thanks!
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2007
Delicious with the addition of black bean sauce!!! My husband likes to add chinese hot sauce to his.
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
I used regular firm tofu since its what I had on hand. I also used just enough of the sauce to turn the tofu medium brown and that way is wasnt salty. This was really tasty Ill make this again.
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
My husband and I loved this recipe. It is really tasty I usually serve it with rice and a quick veggie stir fry. I found the black vinegar at a chinese grocery store and although I thought it was a little expensive to buy just for 1 dish I find myself adding a splash here and there to lots of other asian dishes. Well worth the money for the depth of flavour it adds.
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2007
this was pretty good. however i would recommend cooking the tofu first and then adding the onion - it gets burned by the time the tofu is done.
(6)