Orange-Sesame Noodles with Tofu Stir-fry

Fresh Chinese noodles are sold at most Asian markets; Be sure to trim off and discard the tough ends of the bok choy.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.07
Yield:6 servings
Prep time: 00:30
Cook time: 00:15
Category:Main Courses


1 lb. lo mein noodles, (or whole wheat spaghetti)
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 lb. firm tofu, drained and cubed
1 bunches green onions, cut into 1/2" lengths
1 bunches watercress, rinsed
1 1/2 lb. bok choy, rinsed, ends thinly sliced on diagonal
1 cups fresh coriander, loosely packed, as garnish
1/3 cups soy sauce
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 - 3 tbsp. sugar, or to taste
1 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 large orange , (juice only)
orange, (grated zest only)
1 tsp. garlic, minced


  1. Bring pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat and when at a rolling boil, add fresh noodles. Cook for about 3 minutes (or 8 when using dried noodles), drain in colander and rinse well under cold water. Set aside to continue draining.
  2. Heat oil in wok over medium-high heat and stir-fry garlic and ginger until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.
  3. Add tofu, adding more oil as necessary and stir-fry until it turns golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from wok.
  4. Add scallions and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add bok choy, adding more oil if necessary, and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until tender; add watercress and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Return garlic, ginger and tofu to wok and stir-fry 1 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  7. To make dressing, combine all ingredients in small bowl and mix well.
  8. Place noodles in large serving bowl and toss with half of dressing. Add tofu and vegetables and toss with remaining dressing. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.


Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat
Sodium 1100mg46%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 13g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.