General Tso's Tofu

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by The Hungry Vegan

Crispy tofu in a sweet, blazing hot sauce. In my take on this dish, it gets its tang from tamarind and its heat from Thai dragon peppers. This recipe makes a little extra sauce because it's so good, you'll want to put it on everything.

Top Review by Sharon123

I'm not leaving stars because I scaled this way down, just eyeballed the amounts, and substituted some ingredients. Turned out good and I enjoyed it! Thanks! Made for PAC, spring 2014.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Drain, rinse and pat tofu dry. Cut into 1" cubes.
  2. 2. Heat oil on medium-high.
  3. 3. Combine 3 T potato starch with salt and pepper. Dredge tofu and fry in hot oil until golden brown and crispy. Let rest on paper towel.
  4. 4. Toast finely chopped peppers in a large skillet. Add garlic to brown. Do not burn it.
  5. 5. Add broth, tamarind, brown sugar, tamari, rice vinegar. Bring to a boil.
  6. 6. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  7. 7. Add 2 T potato starch. Let thicken.
  8. 8. Add fried tofu to mixture until warm and thoroughly covered.
  9. 9. Add any vegetables at the very end, such as: bell peppers, green onions, peas, or bok choy. Serve with steamed rice.

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