A flavourful and delicious bowl that you’ll keep coming back to!
This delicious bowl is a friends and family fav. The tofu is exquisitely flavoured and crispy. The tofu is mixed into a bowl filled with nutritious vegetables, noodles and a deeply flavourful sauce, this is your new go to bowl!
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What’s in this bowl?
- Broccolini – I love how this looks longer and slender when cooked than the regular broccoli. However you can substitute anything with this like bon choy.
- Red cabbage – I love the deep purple that cabbage offers. You can substitute green cabbage here!
- Tofu – this is my preferred choice of protein. I love tofu! So simple to get flavourful. I use organic/
- Garlic and shallots – this brings tremendous flavour to the dish! I crisped the garlic and softened the shallots.
- Zucchini – so delicious and easy to add into any dish, especially this one!
- Spring onions – I added some to the dish and also used some for garnish
- Rasa’s “Magnificent Mushrooms” this added a little earthiness — and a LOT of nutritional benefit — to the sauce.
How to make this noodle bowl
I always start with the tofu and taking the time to drain the water and press it until it’s much firm. It’s important you get extra firm tofu.
I don’t have a tofu presser, so I wrapped the tofu up with a 3 layers of paper towels, like a wrapping a present with gift wrap! Afterwards, place this “package” on a plate and then a large heavy pot on top. Prop it up against the kitchen counter walls. Leave the tofu to get “pressed”. The paper towels will become wet after 20 minutes. Repeat the process if you feel the tofu is quite wet and containing water. Some tofu brands have more water in its tofu than others. Cut into desired shapes afterwards.
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Crisping your tofu
Place the tofu batter for crisping in a bag or a bowl and drop the cubed tofu inside. The powdered spices and salt create flavour to the outer layer of the tofu!
This part of the process is long and a bit tedious but the results are SO WORTH IT! What you’ll have is crispy tofu outside edges and a soft inside. It’s just perfect! You’ll need to warm up your olive oil (or any neutral oil like avocado oil) on high LOW. Take your cut up tofu (you can cut them into any size but I use a cube shape!) and spread them out on the large pan. Spread them out and try not to overcrowd them as you’ll be turning them out. It takes about 2-3 minutes to crisp up each side of the tofu to a nice golden brown. I took about 15 – 20 minutes to do this entire process.
Sometimes I stare at all the noodles on the shelf and never know what to use. Happily, I’ve used almost everything and it all works!
– Udon noodles: they come in thick and a bit thinner. I like the smaller udon noodles for this one!
- Chow mien: I try to find ones that don’t have eggs or yellow food colouring!
- Rice vermicelli – a great gluten free option!
- Sweet potato vermicelli – I love this as well! It’s so tasty!
This is really the fun part! You can choose one – 4 vegetables for this meal! Anymore and the tastes get a bit too much and a bit crowded in the bowl! Other things you can use in this bowl:
- Bean sprouts
- Colourful peppers
- Matchstick carrots
- Nuts like cashews or peanuts!
I hope I’ve inspired you to make this meal!
Let me know what you think of it!
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