In Indonesia Fried Tofu with Hot Sweet Sour sauce is usually sold at hawker stalls but home made is more hygienic and it is easy & quick to prepare.


  • 250 gram of tofu

  • Vegetable oil to fry the tofu

  • Ingredients for the Hot Sweet Sour Sauce

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 4 fresh red chilies, chopped

  • 2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 - 3 table spoon tamarind paste

  • 1 - 2 tea spoon brown sugar

  • 1/4 tea spoon salt

  • 200 ml water


  • 1.

    Heat oil on a frying pan or wok over medium heat and fry the tofu until golden brown then put aside

  • 2.

    To prepare the sauce:

  • 3.

    Pound all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle lightly

  • 4.

    Boil the water in a wok. Pour in the mixed ingredients into the wok, stir until well mixed and allow to simmer on a low heat for a few minutes.

  • 5.

    If you like Sweet Soy sauce, you may add 1 table spoon to the sauce.

  • 6.

    Add the sauce to the fried tofu. You may also cook the mixed tofu & sauce for 5 minutes to allow the sauce penetrate the fried tofu.

  • 7.

    Serve Hot


The number of chillieds used depends on how hot your prefer the tofu to be.
May also add sweet soy sauce to enhance the taste

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Posted by lightsReport
Hi Pumpkin, thanks for posting this recipe. The sauce sounds really tasty. Can't wait to try it!