Sweet Ginger tofu

Yet another recipe from BBC Good Food   It doesn’t take long, but there are lots of pans on the go at the same time, so I changed the prep order around a bit to suit me.

This is really tasty (I put extra chilli & ginger in tonight and added some garlic into the marinade as DH has terrible man-flu atm) but there needs to be more veg.

Serves 2


  • 250g fresh firm tofu, drained
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1cm piece ginger, sliced
  • 200g pak choi, leaves separated
  • some more veg – e.g. brocolli or green pepper
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 0.5 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • noodles

for the marinade

  • garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Dry the tofu. (I used to use kitchen roll, but now I use a tea-towel & find it much better)
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and toss in the tofu pieces. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 mins.
  3. Put a pan of water on for the noodles.
  4. Heat a wok over high heat and add half the groundnut oil. Add the tofu pieces (retaining the marinade liquid) and stir-fry until browned on one side (for about 5 mins) before turning over.
  5. Once you have turned the tofu over, put the noodles on.
  6. Heat another pan over high heat and add half the groundnut oil. When the oil starts to smoke, add the ginger slices and stir-fry for a few secs.
  7. Add the vegetables and stir-fry for 1-2 mins. Add a small splash of water to create some steam and cook for 2 mins more. When the leaves have wilted and the stems are cooked but still a little crunchy, season with salt and transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Season the tofu with the mirin. Add the remaining marinade liquid, bring to the bubble and let the liquid reduce. Sprinkle over the chilli flakes and toss well.
  9. Drain the noodles. Serve with the vegetables & tofu.

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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2 comments on “Sweet Ginger tofu
  1. We tried this tonight and all loved it. We took your advice and added carrots, celery and onion to the vegetables and cashew nuts to the tofu in the wok. It was delicious and we will definitely be having it again. Thanks bessie!

  2. […] mmmm ginger and tofu this sounds good, but can it be as good as Sweet Ginger Tofu? […]

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