The Buddhist Chef’s General Tso’s Tofu

3.3 (133 reviews)

The Buddhist Chef’s General Tso’s Tofu



  • 16 oz. firm tofu, diced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce or red-pepper paste
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth


  • In a large bowl, gently toss the tofu in cornstarch until well coated. Shake off the excess.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tofu and cook until golden brown and crispy. Add more oil, if necessary.
  • Stir in the green onions, garlic, ginger, maple syrup, soy sauce, ketchup, Sriracha sauce, and vegetable broth.
  • Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens. If it’s too thick, add a little water until the desired consistency is reached.

Makes 2 servings

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Rated 3.3/5 based on 133 reviews

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