Choy sum (Chinese vegetable) and tofu in garlic sauce

Choy sum
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Choy sum (Chinese vegetable) and tofu in garlic sauce

Choy sum recipe

Today I'm going to show you how to make tofu stir fry like an Asian chef.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 400 g firm tofu, cut into 2 cm cubes.
  • 80 g choy sum
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce *
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon bouillon powder (vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


    1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil for sauteing, then add the tofu and cook for 5-7 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown on all sides.
    2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then whisk together 2 tablespoons light soy sauce and 2 tablespoons water and slowly pour over the tofu.
    3. Cook, stirring gently, until there is no more liquid at the bottom of the pan and each piece of tofu is thoroughly coated with the sauce.
    4. Place the tofu in a bowl and set aside.
    5. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the pan you just used, then add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden.
    6. Stir in the choy sum and season with the bouillon powder, salt, and pepper for 2-3 minutes.
    7. Return the tofu to the pan and thoroughly combine. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, depending on how crisp you like your vegetables.
    8. Serve with noodles, rice, or your favorite grain.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 152Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 753mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g

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