Easy Hot and Sour Tofu Recipe

Updated on December 9, 2019
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Pooja is getting her degree in history and loves cooking and creating veganised versions of her favourite foods.

Hot and sour tofu served over rice.
Hot and sour tofu served over rice.

This is one of my favourite recipes ever. I make it all the time (especially when I'm having a busy day) because it's really easy to make and not at all time-consuming. It's also perfect for when you're feeling down because the spicy and sour flavours really brighten your mood!


  • 1 block of tofu
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 lemons, squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Remove all the excess water from the tofu and cut it into medium-sized squares.
  2. Add oil to a nonstick pan and put the tofu squares on it.
  3. Sprinkle some salt over the tofu and stir-fry till golden-brown, then remove the tofu from the pan and move it to a plate. Let it cool.
  4. Now add the lemon juice, soy sauce, sriracha, hot sauce, chili powder and sugar to the pan.
  5. Start to heat the pan over medium heat. While doing that, mix the corn flour with about 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the mixture to thicken the sauce.
  6. Once the sauce is thickened, mix in the tofu.
  7. Once it's all mixed well, garnish it with the chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
The completed dish!
The completed dish!

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you're not a fan of spicy food, feel free to add less hot sauce/sriracha/chili powder or none at all. I've made the non-spicy version before, and it still tastes amazing!
  • If you are a fan of really spicy food, feel free to add more hot sauce/sriracha/chili powder or chopped jalapeños.
  • If you don't eat tofu, use sliced potatoes or vegetables instead of the tofu. I've used both potatoes and different veggies with the sauce, and they both tasted great!
  • If you don't want to add sugar, feel free to replace it with whichever sweetener you prefer.

5 stars from 1 rating of Hot and Sour Tofu

© 2018 Pooja


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      9 months ago


    • Pooja Gudka profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago

      Yeah you should definitely try it out! Let me know how it turns out!

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      Nora Edinger JOY Journal 

      23 months ago

      Yum. I get something like this at one of my favorite restaurants. I've been afraid to try at home but now I will. Thanks.

    • Pooja Gudka profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago

      Thank you so much!!

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      23 months ago

      Yummy steps.just reading make my mouth delicious..

    • Pooja Gudka profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago

      Thank you so much and let me know how it turns out!

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      Travel Chef 

      23 months ago from Manila

      I love eating tofu! I haven't tried hot and sour version. I must try this one! Thanks for sharing!


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