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Tibetan Food & My Take on Deep Fried Tofu

This week I’ve been spending a lot of time getting acclimated in my new neighborhood…which for me involves a whole lot of eating.

Exhibit A)

My first taste of the Tibetan food that is ubiquitous in this area of town.

Dumplings & Veggies & Silken Tofu OH MY! 

And did I mention that whole plate cost SIX DOLLARS. So good.

After enjoying that plate of yum I was inspired to whip a batch of silken tofu at home, just for a little variety from the firm stuff. The recipe itself was very simple and involved only 3 steps…

Wannabe-Deep-Fried Silken Tofu

1) Slice silken tofu into blocks and quickly pan fry on a dry nonstick or lightly oiled pan until just browned.

2) Dip silken tofu pieces in a marinade of: 

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
Then dredge soaked tofu in a second mixture of
  • coconut flour
  • salt and pepper
 3) Pan fry again!
Serve with remaining marinade for dipping! 
This tofu is making a special appearance in my lunch box today as well…
Gotta love leftovers 😉
Off to work! Hope you’re all having a lovely week.
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  • Reply Nadiya@ Milk and Honey April 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Cool! I’ve never seen Tibetan food before and that tofu looks so good! I was wondering what that piece of what looks like dough was? 😛

  • Reply Rho April 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Which restaurant is this? We have a few good places in Parkdale too, but this doesn’t look familiar.

  • Reply lou leigh April 16, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Your recipe totally looks like my kind of tofu! YUM. I love Tibetan food, it’s always so cheap and they don’t skimp on the veggies 🙂

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