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Sweet and Sour Tokwa

Fried tofu with sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese, Filipino
Keyword: fried tofu, sweet and sour sauce, tofu recipe, tokwa recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1227kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu cubed
  • 1 piece green bell pepper sliced into squares
  • 1 piece red bell pepper sliced into squares
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1 piece carrot sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 7 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  • Prepare the tofu by heating 2 cups oil in a pot. Deep-fry tofu until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by combining sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and water in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Scoop around 3 tablespoon of cooking oil from the pot where the tofu was fried. Pour it into a clean pan. Heat oil and saute garlic until it starts to brown.
  • Add onion. Continue sautéing until the layers are separated. Put carrot, pineapple, and bell peppers. Saute for 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour-in sweet and sour sauce mixture. Stir and let it boil. Continue cooking in low to medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Thicken the sauce by combining cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Mix and then pour into the pan. Stir until the sauce thicken.
  • Add fried tofu back into the pan. Stir. Serve hot.


Calories: 1227kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 3676IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg