General Tso's Tofu | How to make General Tso's Tofu

By Pavani Nandula  |  19th Aug 2015  |  
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About General Tso's Tofu Recipe

Today's weekend special is a Chinese-American dish called General Tso's Tofu. It is the vegetarian version of General Tso's Chicken that is quite a popular item on Chinese fast food and restaurant menus in America and Canada.

General Tso's Tofu

Ingredients to make General Tso's Tofu

  • For Crispy Tofu:
  • Firm or Extra-firm Tofu - 1 (16oz.) pkg drained
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 2tsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2tsp
  • rice Wine (or Mirin) - 1tsp
  • oil - 1tsp
  • garlic - 1 cloves finely minced
  • cornstarch - 1tbsp
  • For the Sauce:
  • Low sodium vegetable broth - ½cup
  • sugar - 2tbsp
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 1 ½tbsp
  • rice Wine (Mirin) - 4tsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2tsp
  • Sesame oil - 2tsp
  • corn Starch - 2tsp
  • tomato paste - 1 ½tsp
  • Sambal Oelek chili paste - ½tsp (optional)
  • oil - 2tsp
  • Green onions - 4 green parts chopped
  • garlic - 1 clove finely minced
  • Grated - ½ inch finely grated
  • Accompaniments:
  • White or Brown rice - 2cups (I made Shanghai Fried rice)
  • For Crispy Tofu:
  • Firm or Extra-firm Tofu - 1 (16oz.) pkg drained
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 2tsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2tsp
  • rice Wine (or Mirin) - 1tsp
  • oil - 1tsp
  • garlic - 1 cloves finely minced
  • ginger - piece finely grated
  • cornstarch - 1tbsp
  • For the Sauce:
  • Low sodium vegetable broth - cup
  • sugar - 2tbsp
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 1tbsp
  • rice Wine (Mirin) - 4tsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2tsp
  • Sesame oil - 2tsp
  • corn Starch - 2tsp
  • tomato paste - 1tsp
  • Sambal Oelek chili paste - tsp (optional)
  • oil - 2tsp
  • Green onions - 4 green parts chopped
  • garlic - 1 clove finely minced
  • Grated - inch finely grated
  • Accompaniments:
  • White or Brown rice - 2cups (I made Shanghai Fried rice)

How to make General Tso's Tofu

  1. To make Crispy Tofu: Slice tofu into 2 slabs. Wrap tofu slabs in paper towel and place between 2 cutting boards. Put some weight, on top of the cutting board and press for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
  2. In a container, combine soy sauce, vinegar, mirin, oil, garlic and ginger. Add tofu and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Sift cornstarch over tofu and turn to coat evenly. Spread tofu on baking sheet.
  5. Baking 30~40 minutes or until firm and crispy, turning several times to brown all sides.
  6. To make General Tso's Sauce: Whisk together broth, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, corn starch, tomato paste, sambal oelek (if using) in a small bowl. Set aside.
  7. Heat 1tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, garlic and ginger, stir fry 1 minute. Add broth mixture and cook for 1 more minute, or till it is thick.
  8. Stir in the crisp tofu. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  9. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.

My Tip:

I served it with Shanghai Fried Rice, but it would taste great with plain white or brown rice. Steamed broccoli is a great side to this dish.

Reviews for General Tso's Tofu (1)

sweta biswal3 years ago

awesome share......I am trying hard to make Tofu a menu regular in y household.....this is a winner 4 sure
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