This was really great! Surprised to realize I had never cooked bok choy before - and I loved using both leaves and the stems since the stems gave the dish a nice crunchy texture. To make this easier, just chop up the garlic finely and add it with the sauteeing bok choy. Once you add the chili sauce to the pan, the subtlety of the "garlic oil" will be wiped out. Not worth it.
I kind of eyeballed the ingredients and made a little extra sauce. Loved it! Thanks! Made for ZWT 2013 Family Picks.
wow i really loved this! The tofu was cooked so perfectly. I'll always cook tofu like this from now on. The sauce wasn't at all bland for me but perhaps I used the wrong kind of sauce? I went for the thai sweet chili garlic sauce. I did sub broccoli for the bok choy since it is what we had.
i also found the sauce to be slightly bland. for me, needs a kick. perhaps next time will incorporate powder ginger and five spices as one of the reviewers suggested. the dish was saved by an extra sprinkle of salt on the tofu. eaten with rice, its an amazing dish. colour is good too: of green, white, golden brown tofu, and a glazed red from chili sauce. crispy garlic was full of taste. thank you.
DELICIOUS! Costco had some really fresh looking baby bok choy, and this was the perfect recipe for that. I used arrowroot flour from Penzey's instead of cornstarch, and that gave the tofu a nice sticky-lightly crisp skin with a soft, plump inside that was very much like how I've had tofu at good Asian restaurants. It is not suppose to get super crispy, it is more of a skin on the outside of the tofu, if that helps. I used low-sodium soy sauce & also added some green onions. Make sure the sauce you buy is SWEET Chili Sauce and not the other spicier, similar looking chili sauces. My grocery store only carried one brand - Mae Ploy. Served this with Jasmine rice, and it was a great meal that tasted like something you'd get at a restaurant.
This was very simple, easy, and tasty. My tofu never quite crisped up (maybe I didn't drain it long enough?) but it was still delicious. Next time I might try baking the tofu instead--it would cut down on a lot of oil too. I served it with brown rice and it was a filling, yummy meal!
I liked this recipe. My husband is not much of a tofu eater, and did not like it (although he did eat it all). My grocery store did not have bok choy so I subbed thickly chopped up Napa cabbage. The tofu was nice and crisp until I put it in the sauce, the sauce takes all the crispiness away. I also did not care for the garlic chips, although I like garlic, so I would probably not do those next time. I would make this again for myself, maybe when Hubby goes away on business or something. Thank you for posting the recipe.
Really tasty! Like Magpie Diner, I loved the crispy crust on the tofu, so much that I kept it separate from the bok choi and sauce, dipping it in the sauce just before I wanted to eat it, so it didn't get soggy. I added some spices (five spice and (more!) powdered ginger) to the cornstarch just to add a little oomph, since I've always been one of those who hates bland tofu. I also added carrots and spring onions to the bok choi, and it was lovely.