Wood Ear Mushroom and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe


Here’s a simple and easy tofu stir fry recipe. Pan-fried tofu is cooked with celery and fresh wood ear mushrooms.  Quick and delicious. That’s it!

The Asian New Year is Sunday, and as you may have noticed, I’ve been cooking a lot of tofu dishes over the past few days. Next I’ll share with you some of my favorite New Year’s desserts. Stay tuned!

1. Info for Wood Ear Mushroom and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 400 kcal

2. Ingredients for Wood Ear Mushroom and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

  • 1 (12-ounce) package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in thirds
  • 1 (2-inch) piece leek (green part only), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh wood ear mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup celery, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into small wedges
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

3. Directions:

  1. Prepping the tofu: Cut the tofu into 1-inch slices. In a wok, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Pan-fry the pieces of tofu on both sides until golden. The tofu should have a nice fried outer crust with a moist interior. Transfer the tofu onto paper towels. Once the tofu pieces are cool enough to handle, cut the slices in quarters. Set aside. In the same wok, add the rest of the oil. Once it’s hot, add the garlic. As the garlic becomes slightly golden, add the leeks. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add the celery and wood ear mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes until shiny, then add honey, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce and soy sauce. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until the tofu turns brown. Add the yellow onions at the last minute and toss well for 2 minutes.
  2. Check seasoning. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro. Toss well.
  3. Serve immediately with steamed rice.
  4. Bon appétit!

Please rate this article