How to Make Delicious Spicy Tofu? A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: What type of tofu is best for this recipe?
A: Firm tofu is ideal as it holds its shape well when fried.

Q: Can I reduce the amount of oil used?
A: Yes, you can use less oil, but it might affect the crispiness of the tofu.

Q: Is it necessary to use both chili powder and chili oil?
A: Yes, for the authentic spicy flavor, both are recommended.

Q: Can I make this dish less spicy?
A: Absolutely, adjust the chili powder and chili oil to your taste.

Delicious Crispy and Spicy Tofu Recipe


  • 500g Tofu
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan Pepper Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 10g Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Hot Oil
  1. Cut the tofu into long strips and set aside.
  2. Fry tofu strips in a pan until both sides are golden brown, then remove from the pan.
  3. Drain the tofu to remove excess oil.
  4. Add one tablespoon of chili oil to a bowl.
  5. Combine the toasted sesame seeds, Sichuan pepper powder, chili powder, and a pinch of salt in the bowl.
  6. Add three tablespoons of hot oil to the bowl and mix well.
  7. Coat the fried tofu with the spicy mixture. The tofu should be crispy outside and tender inside, with a flavorful spicy taste that is hard to resist.
  • High in protein from the tofu.
  • Contains beneficial fats from the oils.
  • Spices can aid in digestion.
  • Calorie-dense due to frying, suitable for energy-rich diets.
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