Tofu 'Meatballs' in Buddha Bowls


These Tofu "meatballs" turned out to be super successful! It took few trials and errors, but at the end I got these little balls that are moist inside and crispy on the outside, zero cholesterol, low fat, perfectly spiced and absolutely delicious. You can fry them in a little oil in a pan for extra colour and crispiness or bake them in the oven for an oil-free option. I tried both ways and it was great, the oven baked are slightly firmer though. The best part about them is that they are super easy and quick to prepare. You can make a batch and freeze it wrapped well in foil and just fry or bake a few at a time. 


Tofu "Meatballs"

  • 300gm firm tofu

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • piece of fresh ginger, minced

  • 2tbs flax egg (1tbs ground flax + 2tbs water)

  • 1tbs tomato paste

  • 4tbs oat flour or any other flour you like (might need more or slightly less)

  • chili to taste

  • spring onions

  • coriander

Vegetable Bowl

  • asparagus or bock choi

  • purple cabbage

  • edamame

  • carrot

  • rice noodles (optional)

  • spring onions

  • coriander


  • 1 tbs peanut butter or almond butter

  • 1 tsp natural sweetener (rice, maple, agave syrup)

  • 1 tbs light soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sriracha or fresh minsed chili

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • piece of fresh ginger, minced

  • juice of a whole big lemon or rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup of cold water (may need a little more to less)


Drain tofu well and press out as much moisture as you can. Mash it with potato masher or your hands. Add in all the rest of the ingredients except flour. Mix really well then start adding flour one spoon at a time until the mixture reaches the right consistency. Ones it is dry enough to handle, shape into little balls and cook in the pan or bake in the oven on high/ 200C for about 15 minutes or until it gets that golden brown colour. It might take less time so just keep an eye.

Steam bock choi or asparagus, slice the cabbage, carrots and herbs. Soak the noodles, if using, according to the instructions on the package. Make the dressing, mixing all the ingredients and whisking it thoroughly. Arrange everything in a bowl and spoon some of the dressing on top and enjoy! Add Sriracha for an extra hot experience, lol.

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Sincerely V