13 Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

Tasty and easy Asian tofu recipes made at home

Tofu is so underrated. It’s rich in protein. The silky and soft texture makes it a versatile ingredient for both savory and sweet dishes. And it can be fried, stir-fried, smothered, or served cold. 

 But it can be tricky to cook tofu. So here is a list of easy Asian tofu recipes to make full use of this nutritious ingredient.

Sweet Asian Tofu pudding in ginger syrup

A traditional Chinese dessert in Southern China, tofu pudding is also known as “You Fu Fah”. 

Once you nail the tofu, you can switch ginger syrup with maple syrup or sweet olive syrup.

Savory Tofu pudding

There’s a heated debate about the taste of tofu pudding between the northern and southern China.

I’m from the south and this Beijing style Dou Fu Nao is completely new to me. If you make this, tell me what you think in the comment!

Easy and quick stir-fry ground pork with tofu

stir-fry ground pork with tofu recipe - Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

This is my go-to recipe if I have no time to cook at night. This non-spicy Mapo tofu recipe is also leftover friendly.

Feel free to switch ground pork with ground beef or chicken. Check out the full recipe here.

Cantonese smothered tofu

Japanese Cold Tofu Salad

I tried this cold tofu salad in a sushi restaurant and couldn’t forget about it. It’s so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating. As an appetizer or a side dish, this tofu recipe is perfect for a summer night.

Thai garlic tofu bites

This fried tofu recipe is a perfect snack. Crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside, this tofu snack will make the family want more,

Chinese tofu and broccoli stir-fry

Healthy dishes don’t have to be bland. This stir-fry tofu recipe is perfect even when you are on a diet. No more boiled broccoli!

Vegan sweet and sour tofu

Sweet and sour tofu from Simple Vegan Blog - Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

Tofu is a popular replacement for pork in vegan recipes. And this tofu recipe is the perfect vegan version of sweet and sour ribs.

If you love this famous Chinese takeout, you can’t miss this tofu recipe.

Mapo tofu

Authentic mapo tofu recipe from Omnivores Cookbook - Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

We can’t talk about tofu without the famous Sichuan dish: Mapo tofu. If you are down for the spice, this tofu recipe will make your senses explode.

Chinese Steamed tofu fishcake

A traditional dish for the mid-autumn festival. This dish is a quicky. And I’m in love with how scallion sauce is cooked in the microwave, making it easier to cook.

Rich in flavor, high in protein, this classic will be a new dinner regular. 

Korean kimchi tofu soup

I can’t explain how much I love kimchi. This Korean kimchi tofu soup makes a great weeknight dish with white rice. If you love the mix of spice, sweet and sour, you’ll love this dish.

Fang Hua Steamed pork and tofu with egg

Fang Hua Steamed pork and tofu with egg from CookLikeAsian.com  - Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

Steaming is another great way to combine pork and tofu. With minimum efforts and cooking time, you can easily pull off this aromatic Chinese dinner for the first try!

Check out this recipe and give it a try!

General Tso’s tofu

General Tso’s tofu from Choosing Chia - Easy Asian Tofu Recipes From Savory To Sweet

Another sweet and sour tasty tofu recipe from Choosing Chia. These crisp golden cubes are vegan-friendly, and you won’t have enough!

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