Recipe By The Cow
Published Apr 28th
Prep 10m Cook 5m Additional 20m Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 130.3

An everyday dish from Hong Kong for those who love the taste of soy sauce. Kids will love the salty fried protein. Serve with rice or eat as a snack!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top. Press tofu for 20 to 30 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. 2 Cut tofu into 2x4-inch strips about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. 3 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook tofu strips in the oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Stack tofu strips horizontally in a dish with sloping sides, like a teacup saucer.
  4. 4 Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet. Add green onions; cook and stir until fragrant, 10 to 20 seconds. Spoon green onions over tofu while they are still sizzling. Coat with soy sauce. Let sit until tofu soaks up flavors, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 130.3
  • Carbohydrate 2.6 g
  • Fat 10.8 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 7.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 457.8 mg
  • Sugar 0.6 g


  1. Great simple recipe. Added a bit of sesame oil to fry in and some minced fresh ginger with the scallions!
  2. I keep tofu in the fridge so I can make this last minute any time. We like it with fried rice and potstickers or fish.
  3. Simple and tasty a great tofu staple
  4. I added red onion and cilantro, I changed cheddar for pepper jack cheese
  5. Aside from the draining time this is a quick and flavorful recipe. Simple ingredients that I always have on hand. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare tofu so thank you for the new idea!

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