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Fried Tofu With Lemongrass

Posted on | January 21, 2010 | Recipes, Vietnamese Recipes | 2 Comments

Lemon grass Tofu

When I comes to asian marinate, I love a marinade with lemongrass. Why not when you have a constantly supply of home grown lemongrass in the freezer. I’m not so lucky this year as my parent’s lemongrass plants was neglected and new plants had to be planted. My supply was depleted and I had to buy some. I didn’t realise that fresh lemongrass was that expensive.

My family really enjoy this simple fried tofu with lemongrass dish. It has a nice combination of flavours and very aromatic with the fried garlic and lemongrass.


Serves 2

450g firm tofu
50g lemongrass, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 chilli
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 coriander sprigs for garnishing


1. Drain tofu and slice into 4 rectangle pieces. Make two separate diagonal incisions halfway through the tofu pieces on one side.

2. In a bowl, add the lemongrass, chilli, salt, sugar and turmeric. Mix all the ingredients together.

3. Coat all sides of the tofu with the mixture. Stuff some of the lemon grass mixture into the diagonal cuts.

4. Heat a large frying pan with oil. Pan fry each side of the tofu until brown and crisp.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice.


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2 Responses to “Fried Tofu With Lemongrass”

  1. zmm
    January 28th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    That’s a nice way of making tofu.

  2. Yen
    January 28th, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Hi zmm, this is very simple vegetarian dish but very tasty.

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