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Tofu With Asian Basil

I prefer the sweet and spicy scents of Asian Basil, or sometimes known as Thai Basil. They have a distinctly stronger pungent and sweeter smell compared to the better known, sweet basil. This is a delicious tofu dish, stir-fry with loads of Asian Basil. Give this recipe a try, if you like tofu and basil. Trust you will like it. :-)

Tofu With Asian Basil


2 Packet (350g x 2) Firm Tofu, drained and sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
50 g Asian (Thai) Basil
3 -5 Bird's Eye Chilies, coarsely chopped
2 Stalks Scallions
4 Cloves Garlic, smashed
1 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
Sea Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Peanut Oil for deep-frying

1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Corn Flour
1 Cup Water


Deep fry the tofu slices over high heat until light golden in color. (Do not overcooked) Drain the tofu on paper towels and set aside.

Heat the oil (1 1/2 Tbsp) in a wok and cook the garlic on low heat. Remove the garlic when they are fragrant and golden in color.

Turn the heat on high. Toss in the chilies, tofu, half portion of basil and garlic. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes and add in the sauce. Bring it to a quick boil and season with sea salt and black pepper. The sauce should be thickened and then mix in the rest of the basil and scallions. Serve immediately.

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  1. I just bought some tofu at the store and was looking for a tasty way to use it - this looks like it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just a quick question. I notice that none of your recipes state how many it is to serve. Is it a base level of 4 people? Thanks

  3. I tried the tofu with Thai basil last night and it was a HUGE success !!! Wonderful site, I keep visiting every day for more ideas. Thank you.

    I have a question : is it possible to have a printable version of the recipes ? Or is it there already but I didn't see it ?

  4. @finsmom: I hope you like the recipe :-)

    @katmerican: Well, most of my recipes are good for 4 serving. Thanks for commenting:)

    @Nadine: Fantastic! Some of my recipe have printable options; I'll try to add more in the future and thanks for the comment :)

  5. This looks really good too. I could eat this right now....



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