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Chinese Cold Tofu

Tofu is high in plant-based protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also a great source of minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus! This dish is comforting and reminds me of my childhood in Hong Kong, as it was something I used to eat all the time, paired with rice and steamed vegetables for a light and refreshing meal. Raw garlic is also extremely beneficial, and is often applauded for its medicinal properties in Chinese culture.

  • Author: Annie Tsang
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 1 package of soft tofu/silken tofu
  • 23 stalks of green onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Open and drain the package of tofu.
  2. Slice in half horizontally, then slice vertically (don’t cut all the way through to prevent the tofu from falling apart) in both directions to form cubes.
  3. Pour the sesame oil and soy sauce over the tofu, and garnish with lots of green onion and garlic.
  4. Alternatively, if you don’t like raw garlic, you can heat up the sesame oil on the stove and pour the hot oil over the garlic, onion and tofu for a toasted flavour.
  5. Enjoy with rice for a comforting meal or as a side dish on its own! 


  • Serving Size: 2 servings
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 4.4g
  • Sodium: 1380.6mg
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 22.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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