The Best Dishes To Cook Using Tofu

Tofu is not just packed with nutrients but is incredibly delicious. Try these recipes out by some of the best food bloggers out there! Stop drooling, start cooking. 

Jhoana Carla de Toro
Jhoana Carla de Toro

Updated: 29 October 2018

Tofu or bean curd is a superfood derived from soya. It is made in the same way traditional cheese is. Fresh soya milk is curdled, pressed into a solid block and cooled. Tofu is a staple ingredient in most Asian cuisines. Tofu is an incredible source of protein because it contains all nine essential amino acids. You can also get iron and calcium from tofu, as well as selenium, manganese, and phosphorus. Furthermore, tofu is a good source of vitamin B1, zinc, copper, and magnesium.


There are many ways to prepare tofu. When cooked right with the other equally wonderful ingredients, you will get a dish you will crave and look for. Don’t believe us? Here are some tofu dishes which will undoubtedly make your tummy scream with joy.

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Crispy, fried tofu is the perfect alternative to other fried but unhealthy food such as fries. This recipe uses tofu that is about a quarter of an inch thick, soaked in cold water and cooked until deep brown. The result is tofu that adds a delicious crunch to a vegan quinoa bowl that has cucumber and cashew.

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Who would have known that tofu can be used to substitute for meat in curry but still get savory goodness? Packed with protein and all the spicy goodness of traditional curry, this makes for one unforgettable dish.

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Stir-fry is often the go-to recipe of busy folks. You might have little time on your hands, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for boring stir fry tofu. This option uses peanut butter sauce and soy to make it extra creamy.

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This makes for a great packed lunch which your colleagues will be envious of. The ponzu sauce gives the dish a distinct taste. Worry not if you cannot get one from the store, you can easily make your own by mixing lime juice and soy sauce.

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Bahn mi is one of Vietnam’s most well-known dishes. If you would like to recreate the delightful sandwich minus the meat, tofu makes a good alternative. Drizzle with a bit of sriracha and add jalapeno to give it oomph and you have something that beats all the meaty burgers out there.

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