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Hoisin Tofu Noodle Bowls
with bok choy

Active: 40 Total: 40
Savory and slightly sweet, the Hoisin sauce adds big flavor to these Asian-inspired noodle bowls. These noodle bowls were also featured in 2018.


Hoisin Tofu:
  • Tofu, extra firm - 16 oz , 1/2" / 1.3cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup
  • Ketchup - 3 Tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce - 3 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch - 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
Tofu Noodle Bowls:
  • Shallots - 2 cloves , diced
  • Noodles, ramen - 6 oz (sub spaghetti or linguini)
  • Bok choy, baby - 8 oz , chopped, leaves and stems separate (sub regular bok choy or cabbage)
  • Limes - 1 , wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Sesame seeds, white - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving


  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3cm thick cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Shallots - Dice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make sauce - Combine stock, ketchup, Hoisin sauce, cornstarch, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Bok choy / Limes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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  1. Heat a nonstick pan with first part of cooking oil over medium heat. Add tofu and sear on all sides until golden brown, ~8 minutes. Set tofu aside and return pan to heat.
  2. Add second part of oil to heated pan. Add shallots and bok choy stems and saute until tender. Add bok choy leaves and saute for 1 minute more. Give sauce a stir. Add tofu and sauce to pan. Simmer for 1 minute to let sauce thicken and flavor ingredients.
  3. Fold in noodles until everything is well combined and noodles are warmed through.
  4. Divide tofu noodles between serving bowls. Finish bowls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Add some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!



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