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Tahu Goreng Saus Tiram

Tahu Goreng Saus Tiram: Fried Tofu with Oyster Sauce

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Tofu & Tempeh
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This quick, easy and delicious recipe calls for tofu to be deep fried and then cooked with oyster sauce and soy sauce. It is easily made vegan and a joy to cook.


  • 1 block of firm tofu, 100g
  • 50g mustard leaves, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, peeled and sliced
  • 2 bird’s eye chillies, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet or dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • a dash of white pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the tofu into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. Fry till golden, about 5 min. Set aside.
  2. Mix the oyster sauce and soy sauce with the 3 tbsp water. Set aside.
  3. In a wok or frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the garlic and chillies. Saute till fragrant, about 2 min.
  5. Add the mix of oyster sauce, soy sauce and water.
  6. Add a dash of pepper and salt. Remember to half the amount of salt you’d normally use, because the sauces contain salt.
  7. Stir until the sauce thickens, about 1-2 min.
  8. Add the tofu and mustard leaves. Stir fry for 3 min. Turn off the stove and serve.

    Serve Tahu Goreng Saus Tiram


  • For a healthier version, feel free to skip the pre-frying and use the tofu as is – that is, if you don’t mind scrambled tofu.
  • Feel free to use regular oyster sauce instead of the vegetarian version, of course!

Keywords: Quick & easy, common ingredients, garlic