This dish is overly simple and loaded with rich umami flavor! You can enjoy it on its own or as a side dish with rice.

Tofu and Bean Sprout Braise [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



  • 8 3/4-ounces firm tofu
  • 8 3/4-ounces bean sprouts
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/3 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil


  1. Deep fry tofu in hot oil until golden brown in color. Remove from oil, let it cool then cut into small cubes.
  2. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and shallots.
  3. Add cumin, turmeric, and cayenne then stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Add the coconut milk and sliced tofu, bring to a boil then simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the bean sprouts and cook for a minute, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.