Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce is a simple yet healthy and refreshing dish you can cook at home. This is a dish for those who are looking to lessen their meat intake, but still want to enjoy delicious meals. The crispy, crunchy tofu soaks up the umami flavor of your oyster sauce. And coupled with your garlic, onion, bok choy, and beef broth, it makes for the perfect bite with warm rice!
Cooking crispy tofu may seem daunting at first, but don’t worry! The trick is making sure that you have the right type of tofu on hand. This crispy tofu recipe calls for extra firm tofu, which is the type of tofu that contains the least amount of moisture. Extra firm tofu might have a rubbery texture, or come out firm and crunchy, depending on how you cook it. Tofu in itself is a very adaptable ingredient, and its variety of textures make its cooking possibilities endless.
Bok Choy, meanwhile, is a type of Chinese cabbage –– a leafy green that’s not only delicious but incredibly healthy! We often see bok choy in stir fries and soups in Asian cuisine. Bok Choy contains high amounts of selenium, which is a mineral your body needs to help boost immunity and prevent cancerous diseases. Brain health and thyroid health are easily improved by consuming this vegetable.
Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce is a great, healthy meal to have for lunch or dinner. Try this recipe today!
How to Cook Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
Making crispy tofu and baby bok choy with oyster sauce is a lot easier than you think. The process takes very little cooking time, and you need little to no cooking experience to make this yummy dish. And although simple, its end result sure is worth it!
Start your crispy tofu preparations by cutting your 8 ounces of extra firm tofu into cubes. Chop your baby bok choy, onion, and garlic into small pieces as well.
Heat 1 ½ cups of cooking oil in your saucepan. Drop your tofu in and deep fry it until it becomes crispy and golden brown in color. Once you’ve reached the desired shade, set it aside and cook the rest of your ingredients.
Now, add in 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan and saute your 1 clove of garlic and 1 piece of onion. Let your garlic brown and onions soften before adding in the chopped bok choy. Continue to sauté for about 30 seconds. Make sure not to overcook your bok choy, either!
Pour in half a cup of beef broth and let it boil. If you are trying to reduce meat intake altogether, you can vegetable broth instead. Then, add in the fried tofu you set aside earlier. Stir in all your ingredients together, letting it cook for one minute. Put in 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce and incorporate all your ingredients well. Let your crispy tofu dish cook for about 30 seconds. By now, the tofu is soaking up all the delicious flavor of your oyster sauce, coupled with your fresh bok choy and garlic and onion.
Season your crispy tofu dish with ground black pepper to taste. Once you’ve accomplished this step, your meal is finally ready! Transfer it to a serving bowl or plate and serve! Share it with your loved ones over warm rice and enjoy it!
If you enjoyed this Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce recipe, here are other dishes you might enjoy as well.
If you don’t have tofu at home or simply prefer bok choy on its own, try this Bok Choy with Garlic and Oyster Sauce! The recipe is pretty much the same, sans the crispy tofu and beef broth. This dish also takes very little time to cook, and can be served alongside hearty meat dishes or eaten on its own for a healthy lunch.
Are you a shrimp fan? If so, this Sauteed Bok Choy with Shrimp might be the recipe for you! You can also consider this dish to be a variation on the classic pechay here in the Philippines. The taste of fresh shrimp really makes this dish shine, but if you only have frozen shrimp, that works, too.
And if you love both pork and shrimp, try this Bok Choy Guisado. Simple but delicious, this is a great partner for grilled or inihaw-ed fishes. Have this with a plate of fish sauce and chili pepper on the side too, for maximum enjoyment.
Let us know what you think of this Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce. Which recipe will you try next?
Crispy Tofu and Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
- 8 ounces extra firm tofu cubed
- 3 bunches baby bok choy chopped
- 1 piece onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- Ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
- Heat 1 1/2 cups oil in a saucepan. Deep fry tofu until golden brown. Set aside.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion.
- Once onion softens, add bok choy. Saute for 30 seconds.
- Pour beef broth. Let boil. Add fried tofu. Stir. Continue cooking for 1 minute.
- Add oyster sauce. Stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
- Season with ground black pepper. Serve!