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chinese five spice tofu stir fry

Chinese Five Spice Tofu Stir-fry (20-min. Recipe)

Chinese five spice tofu stir fry. Fried tofu balls, baby bok choy and carrots smothered in a sweet, thick Chinese Five Spice sauce. An easy stir-fry dish to make for a weeknight meal. Comes together in less than 20 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 222 kcal


  • 142 grams fried tofu balls sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped
  • 128 grams carrot sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 238 grams Bok Choy
  • 5 slices ginger with skin on
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

Stir-fry sauce:


  • In a small bowl, mix together your stir-fry sauce ingredients until well combined.
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry
  • In a hot pan set over medium high heat, add cooking oil followed by onion and ginger. Fry until onions have softened.
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry
  • Next toss in your bok choy, green onions and carrots. Sauté until the bok choy has wilted.
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry
  • Toss in your fried tofu balls followed by a cup of water. Mix and allow the water to cook the tofu balls and vegetables for 2 minutes until tofu balls are softened.
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry
  • Lower your heat to low setting and pour your stir-fry sauce. Quickly give everything a good mix ensuring tofu and veggies are covered in sauce.
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry
  • Remove off heat and serve!
    chinese five spice tofu stir fry


This dish will last up to 3-4 days refrigerated. It can be reheated for later.
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Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8037IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg