Vietnamese Tofu Noodles

by / ⠀Main dishes Recipes Side dishes / June 25, 2013

This noodle dish is has a refreshing savoriness, what with fresh cilantro and lemon juice, and low-sodium soy sauce and rice vinegar. It’s topped with protein-packed tofu, pan-fried to golden yumminess. My favorite part? It’s easy to cook up a serving for eight, making for a 30-minute meal that’ll last for lunch the rest of the work week!


Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 3/4 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package firm tofu (about 10 ounces), sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 package brown rice pasta noodles (about 1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1/2 bunch green onion, sliced on the bias
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped


1.In a small bowl, whisk together sherry, soy sauce, rice vinegar and pepper. Add the tofu and let sit for the remainder of your prep time, about 10-20 minutes.

2.Following the package instructions, cook the noodles until al dente, or before done, about 7 minutes.

3. In a large saute pan or wok, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add tofu slices and cook on each side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Add cooked noodles, broccolini, green onion, lemon juice and the tofu marinade. Mix well and cook until the broccoli has been cooked through, about 7 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro.

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