As one of the classic Chinese takeaway favourites in Britain, we thought we’d try our hand at a slightly healthier, home-cooked version to give you those same sweet and sour flavours and crunchy textures of this popular dish. Super speedy with barely any chopping, this one’s perfect for sharing with the family.

Cook our delicious Crispy Chilli Tofu in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Crispy Chilli Tofu. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Stir-Fry Seasoning pot, a Honey Soy Sauce pot and a Chilli & Garlic Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Crispy Chilli Tofu in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Stir-Fry Seasoning
  • Honey Soy Sauce
  • Chilli & Garlic Sauce

Your shopping list:

firm tofu
jasmine rice
large carrot
spring onions
sugarsnap peas(optional)
sesame seeds(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Prepare the tofu

    Wrap the tofu block in some kitchen paper and place on a board. Put a heavy weight on it, like an oven tray filled with a couple of tins, and leave it like this for 10 mins to try to squeeze any excess water out of it.

  • 2.

    Make the rice

    Put the rice in a lidded non-stick pan with 250ml water. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer for 8 mins. 

    Next put the sugarsnap peas in over the rice (if using), and then turn the heat off and leave it covered until you serve. When you turn the rice off, move on to step 3.

  • 3.

    Get stir-frying

    Put the cornflour in a large bowl and season it with salt and pepper. Cut the tofu into finger-width strips, then blot them dry and toss them in the cornflour.

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok over medium-high heat and when hot, fry the tofu in batches until crisp and golden, then remove and put aside on kitchen paper.

    Add a little more oil then fry the STIR-FRY SEASONING for 20 secs.

    Add the grated carrot and the spring onions. Fry for 1 min, then pour in the HONEY SOY SAUCE with 50ml water. Turn the heat up to get it bubbling and slightly more glazed.

    Mix in the CHILLI & GARLIC SAUCE, then return the tofu to the pan and toss to coat in the sauce.

  • 4.


    Serve the rice and steamed sugar snap peas with the crispy chilli tofu over the top. Garnish with sesame seeds (if having).


Crispy Chilli Tofu Reviews

BASED ON reviews

John - Dec 31, 2019


Charlotte - Dec 06, 2019

Really difficult to get the cooking temperature right to avoid burning.

Charlotte - Dec 06, 2019

Really difficult to get the cooking temperature right to avoid burning.

Greg - Nov 15, 2019

Not as good as the beef, 6-10

James - Oct 10, 2019


Martin - Oct 01, 2019


Zoe - Sep 27, 2019

Used Halloumi instead of tofu as my husband doesnt like tofu and it was truly amazing!

Jessika - Sep 16, 2019

Really tasty dish

Thomas - Jul 29, 2019

Need very firm tofu

Reece - Jul 05, 2019

Favourite so far

Philip - Jun 13, 2019

Ordered the tofu version but received the beef recipe card. Took quite a while to get a replacement recipe card. Although the recipe was OK, it is not as tasty as the beef version as the tofu does not have the right texture. Could have done with a little more sauce too.

Maria - Jun 03, 2019

The tofu was ok, but the combination with rice is not that great as it feels like two dishes mashed together. I would probably cook the tofu again but with maybe an oriental salad. Not bad, but not exceptional in our view.

Donna - May 30, 2019

Tastes amazing

Lotus - May 23, 2019

Loved it

Lotus - May 22, 2019

Delicious and loads easier to prepare than I imagined

Concetta - May 15, 2019

I used sesame oil and added a couple of mushrooms – worked well.

Michelle - May 12, 2019

Really tasty. We also added mushrooms in with the tofu which gave a nice texture.

Julie - May 11, 2019

Was really looking forward to this but it was bland , it’s the first time I’ve had a dish that has been disappointing I may try it again but cook it in sesame oil

Helen - May 03, 2019

Very nice, would prefer it spicier

Matina - May 02, 2019

I loved this! It was sweet and sticky and the jasmine rice complimented the chilli pieces of tofu.

Kelly - Apr 30, 2019

I requested the tofu version but the card for the beef turned up! Luckily it was easy to adapt

Neville - Apr 26, 2019

We switched the tofu for quorn chicken pieces and it was delicious

Sabrina - Apr 25, 2019

Oh my god one of the best dishes I’ve had. Although IT DOES NOT TAKE 20 mins!


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