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Tofu & Veg Stir Fry

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Have I ever told you that the General Tso's sauce and gravy from my Egg Foo Young are very versatile? They are great for stir-frying, mixing with noodles, or as a glazing component. And today I'm gonna show you this simple tofu and veg stir fry.

You can use any vegetables you desired; I am using cabbage and carrots. I usually caramelize my cabbages. If you find that would be a hustle, you can totally skip the step and add in after the carrots are tendered. You can use broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, bean sprouts, cai xin, or cauliflower.

If you would like to replace the tofu with some meat, please do so too. Ground beef, pork, or some sliced chicken breast would be fantastic. Shrimp might even be awesome. The possibilities are pretty much endless. The plate is your canvas and you are the artist.



(Serve 4)

  • High Quality Olive Oil, 1/4 Cup

  • Cabbage Finely Sliced, 1/2 Cabbage

  • Sea Salt, Pinch

  • Red Onion Finely Sliced, 1

  • Black Pepper, Pinch

  • Carrots Obliqued, 2

  • Garlic Finely Minced, 3 Cloves

  • General Tso's Sauce, 200g

  • Gravy Homemade, A Splash

  • Tofu, 300g

  • Toasted Sesame Oil, 1 TBSP

  • Black Sesame Seeds, Pinch

  • Mushroom Powder, Pinch

  • Chili Flakes, Pinch

  • Green Onions Coarsely Sliced, For Garnishing



  • Cast Iron Skillet / Pan



  1. Please visit my "General Tso's Chicken" page for the sauce recipe.

  2. Please visit my "Egg Foo Young" page for the gravy recipe.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil.

  4. Once the oil is heated up, add in the cabbage.

  5. Season with salt and saute.

  6. Cover and cook for 3 mins.

  7. The bottom should start to caramelize.

  8. Cover and continue cooking for another 3 mins or until the bottom is slightly caramelized.

  9. Saute until the cabbage is caramelized.

  10. Transfer onto a plate and set it aside until ready to use.

  11. In the same skillet, add onion.

  12. Season with salt and pepper.

  13. Saute until translucent.

  14. Add in carrot and saute until well combined.

  15. Cover and cook for 3 mins or until the carrots are fork tender.

  16. Add in garlic and saute until aromatic.

  17. Add in the General Tso's sauce and stir to combine well.

  18. Followed by the caramelized cabbage and that gravy.

  19. Stir until well combined and until the sauce has thickened.

  20. Add in the tofu and break it up into pieces with a spatula.

  21. Saute until well combined.

  22. Add in sesame oil, sesame seeds, mushroom powder and chili flakes.

  23. Taste and adjust for seasonings with salt and pepper as well.

  24. Give it a final stir.

  25. Transfer onto serving plates.

  26. Garnish with green onions.

  27. Serve immediately.

Mama Mia...

Hit the spot every single time...


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