Crispy Fried Tofu with Coconut Dip

Ingredients – Serves 4-6

  • Tofu

    454 g

  • Rapeseed Oil for frying

  • Sea Salt

  • Coconut Dipping Sauce:

    (makes 250 ml)

  • 1 Red Chilli Pepper

    (finely chopped)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves

    (finely chopped)

  • 2 tbsp Ginger

    (finely chopped or grated)

  • 3 Spring Onions

    (thinly sliced)

  • 2 tbsp Coconut Balsam Vinegar

  • 2 tbsp Oriental Seasoning Vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter

  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 8 tbsp Coconut Milk


  • Step 1.

    Heat Rapeseed oil to 190℃ in a heavy pan.

  • Step 2.

    While waiting for the oil to heat up, make the Coconut Dipping Sauce.

  • Step 3.

    Combine all of the dipping sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

  • Step 4.

    Pat the block of Tofu dry and cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • Step 5.

    Gently ease half of the tofu cubes into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy.

  • Step 6.

    Remove from the hot oil with a slotted spoon and set on a paper towel to drain. Immediately sprinkle with a little sea salt. Fry the next batch of tofu and repeat.

  • Step 7.

    Serve the Fried Tofu hot with the Coconut Dipping Sauce on the side and sprinkle over some chopped spring onion and fresh coriander to finish.

Featured in this recipe:

  • Oriental Seasoning Vinegar

  • Coconut Balsam Vinegar

  • Toasted Sesame Oil