Mu Shu Tofu

Lunch / Dinner

Mu Shu Tofu

Looking a little like a Chinese soft-shell taco, this thin pancake-wrapped stir-fry proves tofu can be tasty. This vegetarian version of Chinese mu shu [MOO shoo] pork has so much intriguing texture and flavor, you won’t miss the meat.

With all its veggies, stir-fry seems to be healthful, but fat, calories, and sodium can really sneak up on you. Keep them in check with this recipe by cutting back on the oil and soy sauce. Though it’s traditionally made with pork, this vegetarian take on the Chinese dish has tofu, scrambled eggs, and a variety of vegetables, all wrapped in a thin pancake. Once you start cooking, it goes fast, so have it all ready before you fire up the wok.


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Test Kitchen Tip

PRESSING TOFU Sold immersed in water, extra-firm tofu should be pressed before using so it absorbs maximum flavor. To do so, place it on a rack covered with a towel and set on a baking sheet. Top the tofu with another towel, then with a heavy dish; press 1 hour, then cube.


Whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, sherry, chili garlic sauce, cornstarch, and sesame oil.

Heat ½ tsp. peanut oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over high until it shimmers. Stir-fry egg just until cooked through; transfer to a plate. Add 1 tsp. peanut oil to wok; heat until it shimmers. Fry tofu until lightly browned, 2 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add remaining ½ tsp. peanut oil to wok.

Stir-fry scallion whites, garlic, and ginger until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add carrot, bell pepper, and water; cook vegetables until crisp-tender, 12 minutes.

Add cabbage, scallion greens, sauce mixture, eggs, and tofu; stir until cabbage wilts, 23 minutes.


Stir-fry the egg just until it’s nearly dry, as it will continue cooking once removed from the pan.


When frying the tofu, don’t move it around too much. The longer it sits in one place, the crisper it will get.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 272

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13g 20%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Cholesterol 93mg 31%

Sodium 816mg 34%

Carbs 22g 7%

Fiber 5g 20%

Protein 15g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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