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Mushu Tofu Wraps
with carrots / shiitakes / cabbage

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Mushu Wraps are a classic Chinese take-out item that are easy and fast to make at home. We last featured this recipe, made with tofu, in 2018, and it got great reviews for being quick and using few dishes to cook. Tortillas make a great stand-in for the authentic 'mushu' wrappers.


Mushu Tofu Wraps:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz , 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Mirin - 1 Tbsp (sub rice vinegar)
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
  • Carrots - 8 oz , finely diced
  • Mushrooms, shiitakes - 8 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz (sub thinly sliced cabbage)
  • Tortillas, flour and taco-sized - 8
  • Hoisin sauce - for serving (sub Sriracha)


  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make stir-fry sauce - Mix together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, water, and cornstarch. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Carrots - Dice carrots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Mushrooms / Green onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)


  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then carrots and mushrooms. Saute until tender, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add in white parts of green onions, garlic, and coleslaw mix with a pinch of salt. Saute for 2 minutes to get coleslaw started cooking.
  3. Push all the vegetables to the side, forming a hole in the middle (like a donut). Place tofu in the donut hole. Give your sauce a stir, and then pour it over the tofu.
  4. Once sauce starts to bubble and darken, toss to mix. Continue to stir-fry until tofu is warmed through and sauce is thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  6. Let everyone assemble their own mushu wraps using hoisin (or Sriracha), filling, and green parts of green onion. Enjoy!

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