27+ Chinese Tofu Recipes (Healthy & Delicious!!)

Looking for a great Chinese tofu recipe for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! From Mapo Tofu, to Kung Pao Tofu, and more! Here are 27+ delicious Chinese tofu recipes to try at home!

Below are some classic Asian tofu recipes that you may or may not have tried.

Some of these, like Mapo Tofu are traditional Chinese recipes, while others, like this Tofu in Peanut Sauce, is more new-school with an asian-twist. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re super delicious and easy to prepare!

Find something everyone will love with these 27+ healthy Asian tofu recipes!

Be sure to check out these tasty Asian side dishes, Chinese Soups, Chinese Beef Recipes, and Chinese Desserts too!

The BEST Chinese Tofu Recipes to Try Out!

Sticky tofu with a vegan Szechuan sauce makes for an amazing midweek dinner. It only takes 20 minutes to cook and minimal effort!
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Kung Pao Tofu redefines the term plant-based dinner. With crunchy cashews and lots of veggies doused in a healthy dose of spicy Kung Pao sauce, it’s a vegan dinner that hits the spot.
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This mapo tofu recipe (麻婆豆腐) is the true blue, authentic real deal––the spicy, numbing, rice-is-not-optional Sichuan mapo tofu you get in restaurants.
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A super quick and easy stir fried bok choy with tofu puffs that only uses five ingredients and takes 15 minutes to prep and cook.
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Crispy Asian-Glazed Tofu with just 5 Ingredients delivers restaurant-quality tofu in 15 minutes. Quick, easy, and super versatile, this vegan tofu recipe will become a staple.
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Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
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Crispy Soy Garlic Tofu. Crispy tofu pan fried in a garlicky and savoury sauce with an umami taste. Great for dinner or lunch.
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Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, this easy, better than takeout Garlic Tofu Stir Fry is loaded with authentic Chinese flavors.
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This recipe generates the most flavorful marinated tofu! The tofu pieces are soaked in a savory spicy Asian sauce, then pan fried until crispy. It’s very easy to put together and yields crispy tofu bites that are bursting with flavor!
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For all the tofu lovers, here is my quick & easy Chinese stir fried tofu recipe! It’s the perfect weeknight meal or take away lunch!
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Miso sticky tofu.
This Sticky Miso Tofu will turn any tofu skeptic into a tofu lover! Crispy air-fried, oven-baked or pan-fried tofu with a salty-sweet miso maple glaze is
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This vegan yakisoba features chewy noodles, tofu, and vibrant veggies cooked in a flavorful sauce. An easy weeknight dinner that is ready in 30 mins.
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One-pan Sesame Tofu With Broccoli is a healthy meal full of flavor. Broiled under high heat, the tofu gets a chewy exterior without oil.
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Vegan hot pot with milky miso broth is a healthy recipe loaded with vegetables. I’ll show you how to host a hot pot party at home easily!
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These vegan tofu dumplings are flavorful, delicious, and filled with a great tofu and vegetable filling. They are easy to prepare too!
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This Salted Egg Tofu is an easy but delicious recipe- the fried tofu is crispy and smothered with a creamy and buttery salted egg yolk sauce.
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Ramen is SO much easier to make than you think. You can make the BEST broth from a few simple plant-based ingredients from your local supermarket!
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Enjoy this quick & easy Vegan Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry for a wholesome, restaurant-style Asian meal in just 30 minutes! Serve over jasmine rice.
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Light, crispy and spongy in a good way, this Puffed Tofu does not disappoint. It’s great for a variety of different meals and it’s super quick and easy to make!
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Savory-sweet, these tasty Asian Flavored Tofu Crumbles can be served in a lettuce roll, wrap, as a topping for vegetables or soup
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This homemade Tomato, Enoki Mushroom and Tofu soup is loaded with fresh tomatoes, full of nutrients.
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Restaurant-style Seafood Tofu. The silky bean curd nuggets are lightly fried until golden, then smothered in a thick prawn and scallop sauce. It only takes 30 minutes to make at home and you’ll never have to order it out again!
Get the RECIPE from Wok and Kim
Just 3 ingredients, this sweet chili tofu gets crispy in the air fryer in under 15 minutes. Great for banh mi sandwiches, noodle bowls, stir fry or snacking.
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A delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner, this tofu bell pepper stir fry is ready in under 45 minutes and simple to make!
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Easy silken tofu served hot or cold with a savory Korean soy sauce flavored with green onions, peppers, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes.
Get the RECIPE from Drive Me Hungry
For a quick, vegan, protein-packed dinner with tons of savoury flavour, I choose pan fried tofu. It uses the most basic ingredients and goes well with anything.
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氣炸鍋椒鹽豆腐 Crispy Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Tofu is a high protein, low-calorie vegan snack. Classic Chinese-Cantonese appetizer easy gluten-free
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🕕 How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these Chinese tofu recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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27+ BEST Chinese Tofu Recipes

Looking for a great Chinese tofu recipe for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! From Mapo Tofu, to Kung Pao Tofu, and more! Here are 27+ delicious Chinese tofu recipes to try at home! Start with this Tofu with Peanut Sauce served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut tofu in half lengthwise. Sandwich slices between paper towels and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Cube tofu and toss with cornstarch, until coated. Arrange on a baking sheet and cook 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Coconut Rice:

  • In a small pot, combine rice with 1 cup water, coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, until ready to serve.


  • While tofu and rice are cooking, in a small bowl, stir ¼ cup lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon salt until salt dissolves. Add the sliced peppers, and a pinch of pepper. Toss to combine and set aside.

Peanut Sauce:

  • Add ¼ cup lime juice, peanut butter, oil, ginger, maple syrup, habanero and ¾ cup water to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and season to taste with salt.
  • Remove 1 cup peanut sauce to a small bowl and add rice wine vinegar and soy to make the dressing; set aside.


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add tofu and remaining peanut sauce. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until tofu is coated in the sauce.
  • Add the lime zest and HALF of the sliced scallions to the rice, then fluff with a fork.
  • Divide the rice between bowls. Top with tofu, arugula and peppers. Drizzle the peanut dressing over top and garnish with remaining sliced scallions and black sesame seeds, if desired.


Peanut sauce can be made 2-3 days in advance and stored refrigerated until ready to use.
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Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 944IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

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