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Sweet and Sour Tofu

This is a recipe for tokwa with sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Fiipino
Keyword: sweet and sour, sweet and sour tofu, tokwa recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu sliced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 piece green bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 piece red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 1 piece carrot sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 7 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water
  • 3 cups cooking oil


  • Heat the cooking oil in a deep cooking pot.
  • Deep fry the tofu. When the color turns light to medium brown, remove and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan and then pour in a tablespoon of cooking oil (use remaining oil from fried tofu)
  • When the oil becomes hot, put-in the garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add the pineapple chunks, onion, green and red bell peppers. Stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, water, and ketchup in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour-in mixture to the pan where the vegetables are cooking. Stir and let boil.
  • Pour-in the cornstarch diluted in water. Stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the deep fried tofu. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 3720IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.3mg