Indonesian Sweet and Sour Tofu With Vegetables

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Gathered from an Indonesian website-kokkieblanda, this is a nice blend of vegetables and flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Press tofu by placing paper towel over tofu and placing a heavy saucepan over the top.
  2. Let sit while you prepare rest of recipe.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of the broth in a small cup until well blended.
  4. Add the rest of the broth, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger, and cayenne pepper and set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pay over high heat.
  6. Stir-fry the garlic, onion, and carrots until the carrots begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the pepper, celery, and mushrooms and stir-fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Stir the sauce well and add it to the vegetables.
  9. Cook until the mixture thickens. Cut tofu in strips or cubes.
  10. Add tofu to vegetables and cook until the tofu is thoroughly heated.
  11. Serve immediately over rice.
Most Helpful

Just the right sweetness. I halved the tofu though, using just one block of firm tofu. That was the right amount, but I made the full recipe other than that. I used enoki mushrooms, red instead of green bell pepper, and I added diagonally cut bok choy when I added the tofu cubes. It was delicious. My husband said it needed more green (we didn't use the green pepper) so my leftovers which are amazing! have some fresh de-stemmed and de-veined, roughly chopped kale that had been tossed with some olive oil and sea salt earlier today. OMG! I had a hard time stopping the fork before storing it away for tomorrow's lunch.

Chef C.S. December 11, 2012

Delicious!! The sauce is truly fantastic and I had all of the ingredients in the house already to make this other than the mushrooms. Outside of that, I made this recipe as written adding in a full 1/2 teaspoon of the cayenne. Wonderful recipe Sharon, thank you for sharing!

DeeVaFoodie August 31, 2011

This is our new favorite stir-fry recipe! The sauce is amazing and it uses items I always have available! I did marinate and fry the tofu first, as I do with all stir-fries, it gives the tofu a much better flavor and texture in the dish. Thank you so much for posting this great recipe! We will definitely be making it again :)

Cjl0601 July 12, 2009