Tofu & Vegetables Stir Fry

Prep Time: 15 mins – Cook Time: 15 mins – Total Time: 30 mins


  • 1 lb (450 gram) firm tofu block
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb (450 gram) total of mixed vegetables (carrots, celery, enoki mushroom), thinly sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon mushroom sauce (*)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or sake)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-2 scallions, thinly sliced (for garnish, optional)


  • Drain tofu really well, and cut into 12 pieces.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the pan is hot, then lower to a medium. Add oil to the pan, and arrange tofu on the pan. Let the tofu sit undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, they should self-release and have a golden brown skin. Flip to the other side, again let it sit for another 3-4 minutes. Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • If you have about 1 tablespoon of oil remaining on the pan, no need to add oil, otherwise, add a bit of oil. SautĂ© garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add vegetables and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften a little.
  • Season with mushroom sauce, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, ground pepper, and sugar. Once the sauce bubbles, return fried tofu to the pan and gently toss to coat.
  • Turn off heat, add sliced scallions, and serve with steamed white rice.

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