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International Cuisine / Hawaiian

Even though we are not vegetarians, but still consider tofu one of our staple foods.


  • 2 blocks firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 medium Maui or other sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium chicken flavored bouillon (powdered)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • All purpose flour
  • Chinese parsley, minced (garnish)


  • In a colander, drain tofu and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of oil until golden brown. Stir in garlic and tomatio paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and bring to boil, then add water and boullion, bay leaf and tomatoes.
  • Coat tofu with flour. In anothe skillet, sauté tofu in 1 tablespoon oil until golden brown. Gently place tofu in tomato sauce and simmer until sauce is thickens. Season to taste and garnish with minced parsley. Serve with brown basmati rice and steamed vegetables.

Categories: Main Dish  Tofu 

Author Credit: the "Hawaii Diet Cookbook" by Terry Shintani, M.D.

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