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Kung Pao Tofu |chinasichuanfood.com
Vegan Kung Pao Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This is a vegan kung pao tofu recipe developed based on kung pao chicken.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Kung Pao, tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 pound firm tofu or extra firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 green pepper , cut into small pieces
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. Sichuan peppercorn
  • 3 to 5 dried red chili pepper , I use whole pieces to reduce the hotness
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 inch root ginger sliced
  • 2 leek scallions , cut the white part into small sections
  • 1 tbsp. peanuts
Stir-fry Sauce:
  • ½ tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. a small pinch of salt
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  1. Cut the firm tofu into cubes around 2 cm. And then drain to remove the water on the surface.
  2. Cut red pepper and green pepper into small pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for stir-fry sauce.
  4. Heat up 3 tablespoons of peanut oil in wok. And get the cubes in to stir-fry until tofu becomes gold-brown in surface. Move the tofu cubes out and pour the extra oil out of the wok, left around 1 tablespoon of oil in.
  5. Fry dried chili pepper and Sichuan peppercorn until aroma and then place ginger, garlic and half of leek onion in to stir-fry over slow fire until fragrant; return tofu cubes in along with pepper pieces.
  6. Slightly stir the kung pao sauce and pour in. Give everything a give stir fry until the tofu cubes are well coated. Add toasted peanuts and the remaining leek onion sections. Mix well and serve with steamed rice or noodles.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is firstly published in 2013 and then re-written with new photos in April, 2017.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Kung Pao Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Sodium 1602mg70%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 315mg32%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.