If you want delicious, quick and easy tofu noodles you've come to the right place. This super easy dish will save you time and money.
When you fancy a quick Asian lunch, you can now make your own, without having to spend lots of money on ordering take away. Our tofu noodles are super simple to make, with very easy ingredients you already have in your pantry. Plus they are flavoursome and delicious and will keep your hunger at bay.
They take a total of 15 minutes and you won't be able to get enough of them. That's how good and yummy they really are. You know I love Asian food because I already made delicious vegan ramen that everyone loves. Asian cuisine may seem intimidating at first, but it's really quick and easy and the results are always delicious and filling.
Tofu Noodles Ingredients
These tofu noodles are so quick and easy you won't even believe it. Besides you need just a handful of ingredients you probably already have. Here's what to get to make this yum vegan lunch!
Tofu - I recommend smoked firm tofu as that's the main secret to making this dish really flavoursome and delicious. You can use any other type of firm tofu as well but I think the dish will become too bland. I strongly recommend that you use smoked tofu only if at all possible. Another option could be to get tofu and marinate it (like in this delicious tofu recipe here) before using it in your noodle dish.
Noodles - Make sure to get egg-free noodles. Any Asian shop in your area will have a vegan version as well. Go for those. I normally buy a pack of 500g vegan noodles and use half of it for this recipe. We do eat a lot of noodles.
Soy Sauce - Any soy sauce will work for this recipe. I use an affordable version which I buy from my local Asian shop. However, I don't actually recommend reduced-salt soy for this recipe. As we are not adding any other salt, you will want the flavour from soy.
Rice Vinegar - A tbsp of rice vinegar which you can buy from your local Asian shop. If you don't have rice vinegar you can replace it with normal vinegar or white balsamic vinegar. Apple cider doesn't work as well for this recipe, I'm afraid.
Agave Syrup - Since we are making our tofu noodles vegan, we're going to make them with agave syrup. You can add brown sugar if you prefer. Just remember that honey is not vegan so using a vegan alternative is a must.
Garlic - I love using garlic for this recipe. It really sets the base flavour for the smoked tofu, and then, when mixed with the noodles is just perfection. Absolutely amazing.
Chilli Flakes - You should use 1-2 tsp of chilli flakes for this recipe. I love how aromatic they become when fried with garlic. Delicious. Use as little or as many tsp of chilli flakes as you feel comfortable with.
Mustard Seeds - Just 2 tsp of mustard seeds will really enhance the taste of your tofu noodles. However, if you want to go that extra mile, you can use pickle spices instead. Pickle spices usually contain a mix of mustard seeds, juniper seeds, coriander and more.
Oil - I recommend olive oil. Ideally, it should be extra virgin olive oil but you can also use avocado oil and sesame oil. Pretty much any vegetable oil will work with this recipe.
How to make tofu noodles
These noodles are so quick and easy to make you won't even believe it. First, make sure to cook your noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside when they are ready.
In the meantime, we are going to heat up a little olive oil in a wok and add the garlic and chilli flakes. Fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Now add the cubed smoked tofu and fry for another 2-3 minutes. The tofu should be fully covered in garlic and chilli flakes.
Add the noodles, with soy sauce, rice vinegar, mustard seeds and agave syrup. Mix well and fry for another 2-3 minute. Add a bit more soy sauce if you want your noodles saltier.
As a tip, I use kitchen tongs to mix my tofu noodles around. It gives me more flexibility and it makes mixing much easier.
That's it! Can you believe it? Serve the noodles in bowls or plates with chopsticks and enjoy! You can add some fresh chopped scallions if you want as decoration but I just like my noodles as they are.
You can store the tofu noodles in an air-tight container, refrigerated for up to 3 days. But I usually eat them on the same day or as leftovers for lunch. So delicious, so easy!
That's it, you are now a tofu noodle expert and you can make this recipe with a lot of ease, whenever you fancy a quick and simple Asian dish. Enjoy!
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.