Ka-Pow Tofu Recipe

Recipe Category: Vegan

Ka-Pow Tofu Recipe


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Nothing Fishy Nam Pla or 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the tofu, salt to taste and cornstarch
  2. Toss to coat and set aside
  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, nam pla, sugar and crushed red pepper
  4. Stairwell to combine and set aside
  5. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat
  6. Add the tofu and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes
  7. Remove from the skillet and set aside
  8. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat
  9. Add the onion and bell pepper and stir-fry until softened, about 5 minutes
  10. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute longer
  11. Stir in the fried tofu, the sauce and the basil and stir-fry until hot, about 3 minutes
  12. Serve immediately

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