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Tahu Gejrot: Tofu Puffs in Sweet and Spicy Soy Sauce (Vegan)

Tahu Gejrot: Sweet & Spicy Tofu Puffs (Vegan)

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Tofu & Tempe
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


Tahu gejrot is a popular dish from West Java, consisting of fried tofu puffs (tahu pong or taupok) drenched in a gravy of soy sauce, tamarind, and chillies.


  • 100gr tofu puffs
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 red bird’s eye chilli
  • 2 green bird’s eye chillies
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese parsley
  • 30 ml water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Oil for deep frying


Tahu Gejrot ingredients



  • I’ve made a less spicy version of the dish. If you prefer more spice, add more bird’s eye chillies.

Keywords: Quick and Easy, Vegan, Taupok, Tamrind, Soy Sauce