Tofu Veggie Stir Fry ~ Xiang Cuisine, Chinese Dish

Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry is a delicious bite you can snack on or combine it with white rice & call it a lunch or dinner. This Hunan Style stir fry dish is little oily, spicy & sure is very tasty. Hunan Cuisine of Xiang region is part of 8 chinese cuisines. It stands out from other cuisines because of it’s spiciness, beautiful color & the aroma.
Tofu Veggie Stir Fry I’m sharing here is cooked in a fermented black bean sauce, but the recipe I followed simplified it by using tomato sauce. It was was a scrumptious snack for me on a happy friday evening. 
I was writing this post for the past two days as I was feeling very lazy & at the same time was busy with all the weekend errands. At last on sunday night I sat down to write the post while watching “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Shanghai” coincidentally. Ahah moment!!! Isn’t it ??? 

Tofu Stir Fry

Prep Time – 10mins {Cutting & arranging}
Cooking Time – 20mins 
Serves – 2people
Adapted from here.
1/2Block tofu sliced as seen in picture {7oz}
1Onion thinly sliced
1Medium capsicum thinly sliced
1Carrot julienne
1Tbs grated ginger
2Garlic sliced
2Tbs peanut oil/vegetable oil
1/4Cup tomato sauce / Tomato paste
2Tsp sugar
1Tbs sesame oil
1/4Cup soya sauce
1Tsp chinese rice wine / Red wine vinegar
1Tsp red chili flakes
1/2Tsp salt
1Tbs sesame oil
– Remove tofu from water & let it rest on a kitchen towel or paper towel. Now slice it as shown in picture.
– Heat a wide non-stick pan with little sesame oil. Lay sliced tofu without touching each other. Crisp fry them on each side & keep aside.
– In a bowl mix red wine vinegar, chili flakes & keep aside.
– In another bowl tomato sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt & soya sauce.
– Heat pan with oil & first add in ginger, garlic & onion. Fry them on medium heat.
– Next add in bell pepper & carrots to pan. Stir fry them. Add in vinegar chili mix & mix in.
– Next add in fried tofu to pan. Add the tomato sauce mixture to pan & mix in well.
– Fry them on medium heat for 2 mins by stirring continuously.
– Switch off heat & garnish with scallions.
– Serve warm along with rice or fried rice or as a snack.
– Veggies should be crisp & not soft. So fry them just for few seconds.
– I used tomato paste in my dish & it turned out good.
– If you are using chinese hot red peppers then go with the recipe. If not make to 2tsp.
– I had red wine vinegar handy & used it.
– I used kikkoman sesame oil in the recipe.

Tofu Stir Fry

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