Chinese Tofu Stir Fry




Chinese Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu stir fry is a tasty dish that you can cook for lunch or dinner. The good thing about this recipe is its ease preparation and the ingredients are readily available in most supermarkets.  The tofu needs to be fried first until the texture of the outer part becomes crisp. Once this is done, you can stir-fry all the ingredients.   For a healthier version, use pressed tofu if you could find it locally.  There is no need to fry the pressed tofu first.  Here is the link to the receipt for this dish with pressed tofu instead of regular tofu.   Chinese Stir Fry Pressed Tofu.


  • 8 oz. extra firm tofu, sliced in ½ inch thick pieces
  • 1 banaba pepper( or any kind pepper of your choice or other  greens)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 green onion (the white part)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Step 1:    Slice extra firm tofu  in ½ inch thick pieces.  Slice onion, pepper, carrot.  Mince garlic.




Step 2:    In a small bowl, mix ketchup, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.   Add 2 tablespoons of water and salt. Mix well.




Step 3:    Heat a pan and then pour-in 4 tablespoons of cooking oil.  When the oil becomes hot, fry both sides of the sliced tofu until the texture becomes crisp (about 8 to 10 minutes per side).




Step 4:    Add garlic, green onion, and dry hot chilly pepper.  Stir fry for 30 seconds.  Add in sliced carrots.   Stir fry for 1 minutes.   Add the sauce.   Then add in sliced green pepper.  Stir fry for 2 minutes and mix well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.




Transfer to serving plate.  Serve with rice. Share and enjoy!