Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tofu & Vegetables

Tofu is probably my favorite thing to eat, assuming it is prepared well.  You carnivores, don't give up on it!  It's really quite delicious, stuffed full of protein, and very healthy.  I was lucky to have two tofu dishes in the last week, one at a restaurant and one home-made, and both were delicious! 

This is General Tso's Tofu with added chillies for a spicy kick, served with broccoli and white rice.  It's from a restaurant called Five Star (look at the shape of the plate), and it was simply incredible.  The tofu was perfectly cooked, slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  It was probably flash fried, which makes it a tad bit less healthy, but it made me smile, and smiles are healthy, right?  (Monkey logic attack!)

This is the dinner I had yesterday, cooked by one of my best friends, Deepti.  Spicy thai tofu with a side of zucchini and mushrooms.  This tofu was healthier because it was marinated and then baked in the oven.  This is a great technique because it still gives you crispy/tender tofu but saves you the calories/mess of frying!  Deepti marinated the tofu in a mix of a spicy thai peanut sauce and some thai chili paste.  DELICIOUS! 


  1. I will have to try it sometime from a place that does tofu right! I don't think I've ever had it!

    1. Five Star does it GREAT! So do most Thai restaurants.

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  3. I ordered the General Tso's Tofu at Five Star last night. It was delicious for dinner, but not so good microwaved as left overs today for lunch.