Tofu & Crispy Garlic Bits In Sweet Chili Sauce

This Tofu & Crispy Garlic Bits In Sweet Chili Sauce is a perfect side item to go along with the dumplings. A bottle of sweet chili sauce in the fridge always comes in handy. Toasted garlic bits as garnish adds a crispy texture and more flavor. By the way, you can serve this as a side dish but also as a main dish with rice ala Spicy Tofu & Kimchi Stir-Fry With Rice Bowl.

Tofu & Crispy Garlic Bits In Sweet Chili Sauce


  • 1 pack firm tofu cut in thick cubes
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4(+) tbsp oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic peeled and chopped


  • Heat up oil in a wok(or pan). Brown the chopped garlic for a few seconds. This is a fast process so pay attention. You don’t want burnt garlic bits. Transfer the brown garlic bits into a small plate then set aside.
  • Use the same wok or pan to brown the tofu cubes. Add more oil if necessary. Don’t stir too much while browning to avoid mashed tofu. Add the sweet chili sauce, water, and soy sauce. Carefully stir everything together and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes.

Transfer into a platter or individual bowls. Sprinkle crispy garlic bits on top to serve as garnish. Serve alongside dumplings or siopao(steamed pork buns) or eat as is with white rice.

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