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Bowl of Bang Bang Tofu, Rice and Lettuce with Scallions in the Background
Bang Bang Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This mouth-watering bang bang tofu is crispy on the outside, sweet, spicy and succulent on the inside. Serve these little bites on their own, over rice, or stuffed into tacos for a scrumptious vegan dinner.
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo (I used Just Mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/4 cup high heat vegetable oil like canola
  • 1 14 ounce package extra firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 1-inch cubes
For Serving
  • Chopped scallions
  • Cooked rice lettuce leaves, and/or small flour tortillas
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, sambal oelek, maple syrup, and rice vinegar. In a separate bowl, stir together the cornstarch and salt.
  2. Very generously coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place it over medium heat. Place a few tofu cubes into the mayo mixture and toss to coat. Shake off the excess coating and transfer them to the cornstarch mixture. Toss to coat, and then transfer them to the skillet. Continue adding as much tofu to the skillet as you can fit without crowding. Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping about twice, until browned and crispy on multiple sides. Transfer the cooked tofu to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all of the tofu is cooked, adding more oil to the skillet as needed between batches.
  3. Serve the tofu over rice, lettuce leaves, or in tortillas as tacos. Drizzle with any leftover mayo mixture and sprinkle with scallions.
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 340
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.8g58%
Sodium 371mg15%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 23.2g8%
Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 8.2g16%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.