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Braised Tofu with Pork and Mushroom #tofu #groundpork #shiitake #oystermushroom #mushroom #chineserecipe #weeknight #dinner #dinnerrecipe | The Missing Lokness

Braised Tofu with Pork and Mushroom

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chinese recipe, ground pork, mushroom, tofu, weeknight dinner
Servings 4 people
Author Lokness


  • 9 ounces assorted mushrooms (shiitake, button, oyster)
  • 4 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)(divided)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 box medium-firm tofu (14 ounces)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ carrot (cut into ½-inch slices)
  • ¼ cup frozen green peas
  • vegetable oil

Marinate for pork:

  • teaspoons corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  • In a medium bowl, combine ground pork and marinade. Marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Clean the mushrooms. Remove and discard the stems. Cut the mushrooms in large dices.
  • For the tofu, pat dry the tofu with paper towels. Cut the tofu into ½-inch cubes.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat up 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the mushrooms and 1 glove of garlic slices. When the mushrooms are soften, add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and ¼ teaspoon sugar. Stir well. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, add the ground pork and cook until no longer pink. Add the rest of the garlic slices and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes. Add green peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the cooked mushrooms and the sauce. Turn the heat to medium-low, cook until the sauce is thickened, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Add the tofu into the mixture and stir carefully for 2 – 3 minutes until the tofu is hot. Taste and adjust with soy sauce and white pepper if needed. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve immediately.


  1. This dish makes great leftover.