Stir-Fried Tofu in Oyster Sauce

Origin: Overall in Indonesia


  • 400 g tofu, cut in dice or rectangle shapes
  • 200 g pak choy or other green leafy vegetable
  • 200 g beansprouts
  • 3 tbsp oystersauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable or chicken broth powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 200 ml water
  • 50 ml vegetable oil

For seasoning

  • 2 pc large red chillies & large green chillies, sliced
  • 6 pc shallots, finely sliced
  • 3 gloves garlic, finely sliced

Stir-Fried Tofu in Oyster Sauce

Stir-Fried dish, the best menu for you who doesn't have much time for the kitchen or just simply overwhelmed by complicated and adventurous recipes :-). This is one of Indonesian variants of stir fried dish with basic ingredients : chili, shallot and garlic with a touch of oyster sauce, which's introduced and invented by indonesian chinese descendants that mark Indonesia's culinary today.
Tips: Use a good quality of oyster sauce to get an optimum result. Just small tips for you who're curious about the secrets of making a delicious asian stir-fried dish. The answer are very simple:
1st. Sufficient spice ingredients, means more is better than less.
2nd. Saute the seasoning/spice ingredientss until well cooked and you can smell the good distinctive aroma.
Have a try and enjoy another variant of indonesian stir fried dish 🙂


  • Cut tofu into small cube or rectangle shapes.
  • Heat about 50 ml/ 4 tbsp vegetable oil over medium heat and fry the tofu until half-cooked.
  • Turn over until all side are done. (Don't fry too long otherwise tofu will be too hard).
  • Set tofu aside to drain.
  • Peel off (if necessary) & prepare all sliced ingredients for the seasoning: chilies, shallots & garlic.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of used oil in a fryingpan/wok, saute the shallot, garlic and chilis until translucent & fragrant.
  • Stir all the time until well cooked and you smell a good aroma.(Tips: Add a bit salt immediately if the chili's fumes causes you coughing uncontrollably).
  • Add the fried tofu, stir to mix
  • Add water, broth powder (if used) and oyster sauce. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  • Add oyster sauce.
  • Add pak choy and cook untl half cooked and soft. (approx. 3-5 minutes).
  • Add the beansprout, cook briefly until just wilted.
  • Adjust the taste, add salt or sugar if necessary. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice.
Keyword oyster sauce, pak choy, tofu

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