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Mala Tofu Bites

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Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course appetizers
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6


  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Korean gochujang paste (spicy fermented soybean paste)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Thai roasted chilli paste or Indonesian sambal belacan
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Szechuan chili oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken base
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Szechuan peppercorn
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1-1/3 teaspoons water


  • Press tofu for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Pat tofu dry with paper toweling after pressing to remove any residual water.
  • Cut tofu slices into six pieces each, making 30 total for the recipe.
  • Mix sauce ingredients and gently toss half the sauce with tofu.
  • Place tofu on nonstick foil on a baking sheet, sides not touching.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn pieces over and bake for 20 minutes more.
  • Serve tofu with remaining sauce as a dip.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
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