5 from 3 votes
Fish Fragrant Tofu
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
One of the most famous tofu stir-fry dish from Sichuan cuisine--Yu Shiang Tofu, or tofu in hot garlic sauce.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 box of fresh or regular firm tofu , cut into small cubes.
  • 2 spring onions , white part and green part separated
  • 1 garlic clove , finely chopped
  • 1 root ginger , finely chopped
  • 4 ~5 pickled chili peppers , cut into small sections
Yu Shiang Stir-fry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon starch
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil , you can replace it with sesame oil if you do not like spicy taste
  1. Cut the tofu cubes into small cubes around 2 cm.
  2. Prepare a bowl and add water,chili oil,soy sauce, vinegar, sugar,sugar and starch together. Set aside.
  3. Heat up oil in pan, put garlic, ginger and white part sections of spring onions to stir-fry for about 1 minute or until aroma.
  4. Put tofu cubes in pan and softly stir-fry. If you are using fresh tofu, only back push please.
  5. Pour in the sauce made in step 2 and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle some chopped green onions on top and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

For a stronger taste, you can add some doubanjiang just like making mapo tofu especially when the pickled chili peppers are not available.

Nutrition Facts
Fish Fragrant Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 521mg 22%
Potassium 246mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 54%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.