Ingredients

  • Serves 1 person
  • 1 block un-marinated tofu (firm type)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1/3 small Japanese cucumber (julienned)

  • 1/3 carrot (julienned)

  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame sauce 

     

  • accompaniments & garnish:

    1 lettuce leaf

  • 2 cherry tomatoes

  • 4cm thick cucumber (cut lengthwise and cut into thin slices)

  • 2 slices carrot (5-10mm thickness each slice)

Log in to watch this premium content and more!
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Simple Healthy Stuffed Tofu with Roasted Sesame Sauce

If you’re looking for something protein-packed but not too heavy, this twin tofu bento by mealbox artist Michelle Lim is your go-to. It serves as a healthy and tasty entree for a light meal or mid-day snack, with two fried tofu “sandwiches” silt and stuffed with carrots and cucumber. Because of tofu’s plain taste, it allows other flavours to break through, such as the sweet and smoky taste of roasted sesame sauce.
  • Easy
  • 25 min
  • 10 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 25 min
  • 10 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare Tofu and fillings

    • Cut tofu diagonally into half (into two triangles)

    • Cut a slit in the middle on the long sides of both triangle tofu as pockets to stuff vegetables. 

    • Sprinkle and rub salt to marinate for few minutes.

    • Julienne carrots and cucumber

    Prepare Tofu and fillings


  2. Cook tofu

    • Heat oil in a frying pan over low heat, pan fry tofu until the surfaces turn golden brown. Remove from heat, set aside to cool down.

    • Use fingers to open the slits, stuff with carrot and cucumber strips.



  3. Prepare the Accompaniments and garnish

    • Cut 2 slices carrot using flower shape cookie cutter. To make the flowers look more vivid and 3D, cut a line (half the flower thickness), in between the petals, then make a slanted cut from the centre of each petal towards the line to form a “V”cut.

    • Cut thin cucumber slices. Overlap the slices to make a 3D rose.

    • Fill a condiment container with roasted sesame sauce to pack along in the bento.

    Prepare the Accompaniments and garnish


Plate and Serve!

Serve it either hot or cold, with roasted sesame sauce or other spicy sauces

Plate and Serve!

Reviews

icon
Ingredients
icon
Share
Ingredients
  • Serves 1 person
  • 1 block un-marinated tofu (firm type)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1/3 small Japanese cucumber (julienned)

  • 1/3 carrot (julienned)

  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame sauce 

     

  • accompaniments & garnish:

    1 lettuce leaf

  • 2 cherry tomatoes

  • 4cm thick cucumber (cut lengthwise and cut into thin slices)

  • 2 slices carrot (5-10mm thickness each slice)

Nutrition
Share Recipe
Close

We use cookies to enhance your experience, for analytics and to show you offers tailored to your interests on our site and third party sites. For more information, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

By clicking "Accept", you agree to our use of cookies and similar technologies.