Tofu in coconut milk (vegetarian)



  • Pot or Wok


  • 1 Cup Tofu, firm
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut milk
  • 7 Slices Galanga, thin slices
  • 3 Leaves Kaffir lime, center vein removed
  • 1 Stalk Lemongrass, smashed
  • 1-2 Stalks Coriander, cut
  • 1 Coriander root, smashed
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Mushrooms, cut
  • 2 Shallots, smashed and cut in half
  • 1-2 Bird’s eye chilis, sliced


  • 1 Lime juice, to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt (or 1 tbsp soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Palm sugar


  • In a pot, add water and bring to a boil. Add galanga, lemongrass, coriander root, kaffir lime leaves, and shallots. Return to a boil.
  • Add tofu and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add salt and palm sugar. Return to a boil.
  • Add coconut milk and chilis. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Add lime juice to taste
  • Top with coriander and chilis (for decoration).
  • Serve with jasmine rice.

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