Thai Basil Chilli Tofu ★★★★★2 reviews

Thai Basil Chili Tofu for all the tofu lovers! Recipe by Woon Heng


  • 14oz firm tofu, pressed & cut into cubes⁣⁣⁣
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger⁣⁣⁣
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic⁣⁣⁣
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red jalapeno⁣⁣/red chili⁣
  • 1/2 cup packed Thai basil⁣⁣⁣
  • oil for cooking, salt to taste⁣⁣⁣
  • rice for servings


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup of water/veggie broth


  1. Mix together all sauce ingredients and set aside.⁣
  2. In a heated non-stick pan with about 3 teaspoons of oil, pan-fry tofu cubes until lightly brown on all sides by flipping occasionally, then season with a pinch of salt. Transfer tofu to a bowl until ready to use. ⁣
  3. Using the same pan, add another teaspoon of oil, sauté ginger, then garlic until fragrant & add in chopped red jalapeno.⁣
  4. Add in the tofu, sauce then basil & toss them quickly using a spatula until all tofu is coated with sauce. Season accordingly if needed. Serve warm and enjoy.⁣

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  • Monique Koschier ★★★
    21 November 2020
  • Monique ★★★
    18 November 2020

    Very healthy meal.. but the sauce lacks flavour :)

    • Vegan Easy
      19 November 2020

      Hi Monique, sorry to hear the sauce wasn’t what you expected. Hope you added your own spices to it!