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Scrambled tofu with sesame noodles & pak choi

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Scrambled tofu with sesame noodles & pak choi

Main Serves 2 45 min
A colourful, veggie dinner using tofu instead of scrambled eggs and fresh, verdant pak choi, which works fantastically with Asian flavours. Unlike scrambled eggs, where a low, slow heat is best, you want to cook your tofu on a galloping heat.

Cook's notes

Get your chopping and slicing done and ordered before starting to cook.


  • 1 pak choi
  • oil for frying e.g. sunflower
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • 200g pack marinated tofu, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp five spice
  • 150g egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 15g coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
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Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Put a pan of salted water on to boil.
  • Step 2

    Trim the base of the pak choi. Chop the bulk of the paler stalks away from the green leaves. Slice the stalks into 1-2cm pieces.
  • Step 3

    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the onion and tomatoes. Stir-fry for 3 mins.
  • Step 4

    Add the garlic and chilli. Stir-fry for 30 secs. Add a little more oil if they start to stick.
  • Step 5

    Add the tofu, turmeric and five spice to the wok. Cook on a high heat for 2-3 minutes until hot, adding a dash of water if it looks like catching in the pan. Remove the wok from the heat while you cook the noodles.
  • Step 6

    Put the noodles into the pan of boiling water. Cook according to packet instructions. Add the pak choi leaves to the pan halfway through.
  • Step 7

    Drain the noodles and pak choi. Add them back to the pan they were cooked in. Stir in the sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds.
  • Step 8

    Return the tofu to the heat to warm back through. Finish with the chopped coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 9

    Serve the noodles and pak choi topped with the scrambled tofu. Serve the lime alongside; a little squeeze can enliven the dish, add to taste.

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