Simple Tofu With Peanut Butter (Vietnamese)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very simple dish. My mom says this is usually served in Buddhist temples, but there they have to grind their own peanut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place slice tofu, soy sauce and peanut butter in a small sauce pan.
  2. Add enough water to cover the tofu nearly fully.
  3. Let simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens.
  4. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Most Helpful

Simple, easy, and tasty! I first sautéed the tofu cubes, to give them some texture, and I added a bit of chile garlic sauce while reducing the sauce, to give it a little kick. I also threw in a wee bit of cornstarch slurry, to thicken the sauce a bit more, at the very end.

Tom H. February 18, 2008

YUM!! I made this one night for a girls' game night. As I was making it, a friend suggested I bake it after I cooked it on the stove. So, I did. For 20 minutes at 350. The edges were just a little crisp. And, it was amazing. I ended up sharing my dinner with everyone at the party. I also added red pepper flakes for a little kick. But, I have already made it again it was so good. Thanks, Nolita!

Annette NC October 16, 2009

This was good and I'll use the simple recipe for the sauce with other things, too.

PartTimeVegetarian January 13, 2008