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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Five-Seasoning Fried Tofu (Đậu Hủ Chiên Ngũ Vị)

Source: Chân Thiện Mỹ


  • 4 rectangular pieces of tofu, cut in halves

  • 1 onion or leek, diced

  • 1 green pepper, chopped

  • 1 red pepper, chopped

  • 2 sprigs of spring onion, chopped (optional)

  • Ground black pepper

Five-seasoning salt:

  • 2-3 tablespoons mushroom seasoning powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegan sugar

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon five-seasoning powder

* Mix all of the above well.


  1. For each piece of tofu, make several cuts on the surface.

  2. Marinate with five-seasoning salt and a little bit of vegetable oil for at least a few hours.

  3. In a pan, turn on high heat. Sauté onion, then add green/red pepper and continue to sauté. When done, put on a plate.

  4. Using the same pan, add a little bit of vegetable oil to fry tofu until golden brown on both sides.

  5. Add the onion/pepper mixture to the fried tofu. Stir gently.

  6. Add some more seasoning salt, a pinch of vegan sugar and ground black pepper.


  1. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have just discovered your blog. Can you please tell me what is in the 5 seasoning powder? Is it like the Chinese 5 spice powder? I am in Canada, so do not know of this seasoning here. If I knew the ingredients I may be able to make it myself. Thank you.

  2. Yes it is the Chinese 5 spice powder