Ginger-Glazed Bok Choy with Tofu and Noodles

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ginger-glazed bok choy with tofu and soba noodles

I was making a tofu stir fry the other day and realized mid-fry that I was out of half the ingredients for my go-to stir fry sauce, so I came up with this quick dish as an alternative and (to my surprise) it was quite tasty and despite the extremely minimalistic ingredient list very satisfying.

Here’s what I did: I rolled the tofu in flour and fried it. Then I cooked some soba noodles and put a chopped baby bok choy (drizzled with a mix of soy sauce, oil and ginger) in a 400-degree oven. That was already pretty much it. I put the noodles, tofu and bok choy into bowls, drizzled the ginger sauce over everything, then sprinkled sesame seeds, chopped scallions and red cabbage on and voila, a quick and delicious lunch or dinner!

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ginger-glazed bok choy with tofu and soba noodles
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Ginger-Glazed Bok Choy with Tofu and Noodles

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: ginger sesame tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 510kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound tofu
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 ounces soba or other Asian noodles
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 baby bok choy, chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • sesame seeds
  • a handful shredded red cabbage
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions:

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes and dip in flour on all sides.
  • Fill a cast iron pan or a Dutch oven with vegetable oil about 1/2 inch high.
  • Heat the oil until it's shimmering, then add the tofu and fry until brown on all sides.
  • Take the tofu out and dry on a paper towel.
  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions.
  • Mix one tablespoon of oil with the soy sauce and the ginger.
  • Transfer the bok choy to a baking pan and drizzle with the oil/soy/ginger mix.
  • Put the bok choy in the oven and roast until it starts to wilt and the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Serve the noodles with the tofu and the bok choy, drizzle the sauce over them, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, shredded cabbage and green onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal

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8 comments

    • Nicole B. says:

      That’s right, I didn’t even think about the healthy part! (Something you don’t see all that often on this blog, haha!)

    • Nicole B. says:

      You are so sweet, Jyothi! Thank you! Yes, I love Asian noodles but for some reason I tend to forget about them, my default always seems to be rice…

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