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Vegan Stuffed Tofu Puffs

These stuffed tofu puffs, known as tauhu isi, are a popular snack in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore!

Cripsy and totally addictive, this recipe is a great way to enjoy puffed tofu! They're traditionally deep fried, but you can also pan fry them for a more convenient, lighter option.


  • 12 pieces puffed tofu

  • 1 heaping cup shredded cabbage

  • 1 heaping cup bean sprouts

  • 1 cup shredded carrot

  • 4 stalks spring onions, chopped

  • ½ tsp of mince garlic

  • 1/2 tsp white pepper

  • 1½ tsp sweet soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • Salt to taste

  • Sweet chilli sauce


  1. Use a knife or scissors make a slit on the side of each tofu. Scoop out the inner part to make a pouch to fill the stuffing. Set aside

  2. Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a pan and stir fry the minced garlic until fragrant.

  3. Add in shredded carrot, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts and spring onions for a quick stir fry until just about wilted.

  4. Add in 2 tbsp water, the sweet soy sauce, white pepper and salt.

  5. Remove from the heat, transfer into a bowl and let it cool.

  6. Pack each tofu puff with the vegetable stuffing.

  7. Heat oil in a pan, place the stuffed tofu puffs and pan fry each side on low medium heat until slightly golden. You can also deep fry them for a more traditional take on this dish.

  8. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.


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