Recipe for a Delicious Vietnamese Dish

Tofu Vegetables

Here is a recipe for a delicious Vietnamese dish called “Đậu Hủ & Rau Xào Sả Ớt” which translates to “Tofu & Vegetables Stir-Fried with Lemongrass and Chili”:


  • 200g firm tofu, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 100g snow peas, ends trimmed
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic, chopped lemongrass, and sliced chilies to the pan. Stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the tofu cubes to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown.
  4. Add the sliced bell pepper, julienned carrot, snow peas, and mushrooms to the pan. Stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce mixture over the tofu and vegetables in the pan. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the tofu and vegetables.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  8. Serve hot with steamed rice or as a side dish.

Enjoy the flavorful combination of tofu, fresh vegetables, and aromatic lemongrass and chili in this Đậu Hủ & Rau Xào Sả Ớt dish. It’s a delicious and healthy option for vegetarians or anyone who enjoys a flavorful stir-fry.