5 from 2 votes
Pan-fried Tofu with Egg and Chive
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Easy Chinese pan-fried tofu with a soy sesame sauce.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Pan-Fried, tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 311 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 3 Chinese chives , finely chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 box of regular tofu , cut into 1.5cm thick slices
  • cornstarch for coating
  • oil for pan-frying
dipping sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. stock or pure water
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped green onion
  • 1 fresh Thai pepper , chopped
  • 2-3 coriander , chopped
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  1. Finely chop the Chinese chives and then transfer to a small bowl. Crack an egg into it and mix well. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Remove the skin of the tofu and then cut the remaining part into 1.5cm thick, 4 cm wide slices.
  3. Coat the tofu slices with cornstarch and then dip it into the egg and Chinese chive mixture.
  4. Pour oil into a pan and lay the slices one by one. Turn on the heat and fry until both sides are golden brown.
  5. In a small dipping bowl, mix all the seasonings and serve with fried tofu.
Nutrition Facts
Pan-fried Tofu with Egg and Chive
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1441mg 60%
Potassium 285mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 46.9%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 24.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.