Thai Noodle Salad with Sautéed Tofu

  • RenoTX Posted: 04/20/09
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    Wow, we loved this recipe. I made it for dinner, along with CL recipe for hot & sour soup. I bought a 1-lb tub of tofu, and the soup was a great way to use the extra. As for this salad, I followed many of the suggestions of the other reviewers: I used Napa cabbage instead of Romaine, added more carrots. When I first mixed it together, it looked like there might not be enough sauce, but the sauce was so flavorful that a little goes a long way. I bought a 12 oz package of noodles instead of 1 lb, and it was plenty. Soaked it for double the time, b/c we like the nooldes a bit more tender than al dente. The best thing about this recipe is the yummy, yummy taste of the sauteed tofu. So very tasty (but turn on the exhaust fan b/c the browning marinade gives off a very strong odor). This was the first tofu recipe I've been able to get my family to eat, and we LOVED it (but it was a bit too spicy for my younger child). Hands-down the best recipe ever for introducing a tofu entree to the family.

  • bunnycous Posted: 03/14/10
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    This salad is wonderful! I have made it a few times over the past 2 months. I've done cabbage instead of lettuce but prefer the lettuce. I usually add bean sprouts and green onions if I have them. It's a bit spicy which I like. Also, pretty easy to make, I usually marinate the tofu and make the dressing the night before. I will make this over and over again.

  • naturemurph Posted: 07/10/09
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    This was way too spicy for my husband and me (and he likes spicy food). It may have been the garlic chili sauce that we used? He also wasn't crazy about the flavor but I thought it was ok. I subbed cabbage for the lettuce and added a little basil and mint which I thought it might have been better without (although it was hard to tell cuz it was so SPICY).

  • Robi1knobi Posted: 02/10/10
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    disgusting! I had to throw it away! bleh!

  • mchldinicola Posted: 04/27/12
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    Thai Noodle Salad with Sauteed Tofu is great to eat and easy to make. It taste just like regular Thai Noodle and Chicken if you know how to blend the spices and flavors. I would definitely suggest using a tofu press like the one from TofuXpress to firm and drain the tofu. Worked great and sped up the process!

  • kvanselow Posted: 03/30/14
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    Both of us loved this salad. Only change was using Thai noodles as I did not have vermacelli. Dressing was very good, could be used on many other dishes.

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