Hello lovelies, today it's going to be an Asian dish again, as you already know, we love Asian cuisine. Therefore I‘m sharing a recipe for red curry soup with coconut tofu with you! The soup was absolutely delicious, but especially the tofu tasted so great, I don't want to withhold it from you. I keep reading in various forums/Instagram/Facebook that people are looking for delicious tofu recipes. As I agree with you that natural tofu doesn‘t taste super yummy, but there are so many ways to make tofu tasty.

I love tofu by now and eat it several times a week. My favorite varieties include the "Black Forest" and the "Almond Sesame" tofu from Taifun Tofu. And this is in no way sponsored (even though I've worked with them before), but I think it's just the best tofu. I prefer to eat these two types cold, on bread or just like that - mostly while I'm cooking.

But now back to coconut tofu, you have to try it. I used natural tofu, which is covered in a flour mixture and then breaded with coconut flakes - so so good! And of course it goes wonderfully with Asian dishes like this red curry soup, which you can prepare super quickly.

Rote-Curry-Suppe mit Kokos-Tofu


And now here is the recipe for this red curry soup with coconut tofu:

Rote-Curry-Suppe mit Kokos-Tofu
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Red curry soup with coconut tofu

A delicious soup with red curry and the yummiest coconut tofu
Course: Hauptgericht, leichte Gerichte, Main Course
Keyword: Asian, coconut, Curry, Kokos, Linsensuppe, Thai, Thai Food, Tofu, Vegan
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Servings:4 Portionen
Author:Verena Frei
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  • 1 shallot
  • 1-2 cm fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 Tbsp oil e.g. sesame
  • 100 gr (3.5 oz.)  fresh Shiitake mushrooms
  • 2-3 tsp red curry paste
  • 400 ml (1 ¾ cup) coconut milk
  • 200 ml  (1 cup) water
  • 1/2 tsp  salt 
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 pak choi
  • 200 gr (7 oz.) rice noodles
Coconut tofu
  • 400 gr (14 oz.) natural tofu
  • 5 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp  flour of choice
  • 1/2-1 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Prisen pepper
  • 5-6 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • 2-3 Tbsp oil


  • Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions and place them aside
  • Finely chop the shallot, ginger and garlic
  • Divide the stalk of lemongrass into 3 pieces and squash them with the back of a knife 
  • Chop the shiitake mushrooms 
  • Roast everything in a pan with oil for 5-7 minutes while stirring
  • Add the curry paste and roast it shortly
  • Deglaze with coconut milk and water 
  • Let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes 
  • Cut the pak choi in stripes and add it to the soup – it will cook with the heat of the soup
  • Season with salt, soy sauce and lime juice – remove the lemongrass
  • Divide the rice noodles into bowls and add the soup to it 
  • Serve with fresh cilantro, chili and peanuts
Coconut tofu
  • Drain the tofu well by using kitchen towels
  • Cut it in dices 
  • Mix flour with coconut milk and herbs into a batter
  • Season the tofu with salt and pepper and turn it around in the batter
  • Now coat them in coconut flakes until all sides are covered
  • Heat up oil in a pan and roast the tofu on all sides at medium heat 
  • Serve them with the soup – e.g. on skewers

The red curry paste gives the soup a pleasant spiciness. If your children don‘t like it spicy, then add a little more paste later on or serve the soup with a mild yogurt. My two kids also just eat pasta with coconut milk and tofu, because everyone loves it.

You can definitely convince every tofu critic with the fine coconut tofu – assumed they like coconut :-). It‘s important that you don‘t let the oil in the pan get too hot and roast the tofu slowly, otherwise the coconut will turn black outside and not crispy. I have already tried baking it in the oven, which is also very tasty, but then the tofu will become a little dry. This is more suitable in a salad or with a sauce.


As you can see, tofu can be used in so many different ways and if you try a little, then I'm sure you will find a version that you really like. You can already find some ideas / recipes here on the blog. And definitely try the delicious Thai curry soup. I love such dishes and it‘s also great as an appetizer for a meal with friends or family.

Thai Curry Suppe - vegan

Love, Verena

If you have Pinterest, you can find me here and you can pin one of these pictures if you like:

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