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Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả)

Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả)

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Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả) is one of the classic, simple Vietnamese dishes that my mom often made at home.

Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả)

When the sun was about to dip, I would follow her into the kitchen watching her pull out an old, dented metal mixing bowl and the rest of the ingredients to marinate the tofu in. Without a second thought, she would quickly drop a couple tablespoons of chopped onions, lemongrass and all the seasonings used in the dish without measuring them at all.

I would stand at the other end of the kitchen counter watching in fascination, wondering how she didn’t need precise measurements but still makes everything so good, until my mom would tell me I could mix everything together. That was my main role.

I served these with vermicelli noodles, but you can also have them with rice.

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Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả)

Vegan Vietnamese Lemongrass Tofu Bowl (Bún Đậu Hũ Sả) is one of the classic, simple Vietnamese dishes that my mom often made at home. It is easy to make and can be served for lunch or dinner.

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

1 package (14 oz, 400g) firm tofu

1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup yellow onion, diced

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

½ cup lemongrass, chopped 

2 tbsp tamari soy sauce

To Serve

Vermicelli noodles, cooked

Mung bean sprouts

Chopped lettuce

Pickled carrots

Sliced cucumbers

Sliced green onions or cilantro

Vegan Nước Chấm

Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu in a thin dish towel and gently squeeze the tofu with both of your palms to extract as much water as you can. Alternatively, place a large plate over the tofu. Stack the plate with a heavy book on top and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until all the water is drained from the tofu.

Keywords: lemongrass tofu, vietnamese tofu bowl

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