Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Need something healthy and on-the-go? This handheld salad cups recipe is for you! It’s quick to prepare and easy to eat, perfect as a quick breakfast or even as a side dish.. Tell us what would be your choice of topping for this!

Prep Time

15 min.

Cook Time

10 min.

Total Time

25 min.


Quick & Easy


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 1 tin (565g) Water Chestnuts
 3 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
 3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
 1 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
 2 tsp Cooking Oil
 2 pcs Firm Tofu*
 150g Swiss Brown Mushroom (diced)
 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
 2 tsp Ginger (grated)
 ½ tsp Red Chilli Flakes
 5 stalks Spring Onion (chopped)
 8 pcs Romaine Lettuce
 ½ Carrot (grated)
 2 tbsp White Sesame Seeds
 4 tbsp Sambal


  1. Drain 1 tin (approx 565g) of water chestnuts well & dice them into small pieces.
  2. Next, combine the hoisin sauce, light soy sauce, rice vinegar & sesame seed oil in a bowl. Mix well & set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tsp of cooking oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium high heat. Crumble the tofu into the frying pan & cook for about 5 minutes. Then add in the mushrooms & continue to cook for another 5 minutes until any remaining tofu liquid has cooked off.
  4. Add in the water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, red chilli flakes & 4 cut stalks of the spring onion (keeping 1 stalk aside for garnishing). Cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the sauce mixture & stir to coat everything well then remove from heat.
  6. Spoon the mixture into individual washed and dried romaine lettuce leaves. Garnish with the remaining spring onions, some grated carrot & sesame seeds. Serve with your favourite sambal or chilli sauce.

NB: Remove as much liquid as possible from the firm tofu by pressing them gently between paper towels. Replace the soggy paper towels & press again. Repeat another 2 or 3 times if necessary.

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