General Tso Tofu

General Tso Tofu

General Tso Tofu 79 People saved this recipe.

A mouth watering recipe with a vegetarian twist.

Servings: 4-6

intermediate Mains Sunrise Extra Firm Tofu (350g)

  • 10 min prep
  • 20 min cook
  • 4-6 people


  • 2/3 pkg Sunrise Extra Firm Tofu (350g) cut into cubes
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2-3 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 5-6 fresh scallions for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp organic ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 whole Bird's Eye chili (or chili flakes)


  1. Mix together in a separate bowl the brown sugar, Hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, organic ketchup, dark soy sauce, water and Bird's Eye chili (or chili flakes). This will be the sauce.
  2. Sauté ginger and garlic with sesame oil for 2 minutes in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Add sauce to pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Then set aside.
  4. Place tofu cubes in a zip lock bag and toss with cornstarch to coat.
  5. Heat oil in a fry pan on medium high heat, then add tofu cubes, discarding excess cornstarch left behind in the bag. Cook the cubes on all sides until golden and crisp, (approximately 1-2 minutes per side).
  6. Remove crispy tofu from the pan and divide evenly over rice. Pour sauce generously over tofu, sprinkle with sliced scallions and serve. * If using Bird’s Eye chili in this sauce, remove before serving.

Calories: 230Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 410mgCarbohydrate: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 7gVitamin A: 20%Vitamin C: 30%Calcium: 8%Iron: 4%

As per one serving size (146g)