Crispy tofu sits atop thin rice noodles that are perfect for soaking up the flavorful sauce. That flavorful sauce, spicy hoisin, is brightened with cilantro and broccoli and brings the dish together.
By Taylor Kadlec
It contains three new obsessions of mine that make up one big obsession, which is this dish. First: crispy tofu. Second: rice noodles. Extra thin, preferably. They cook super fast and I love how they just soak up every bit of flavor you throw at them. I also love their texture and being a big texture person, this is huge for me. Third: spicy Hoisin sauce. Super flavorful and super yum, which is super important when those said noodles are soaking it all up.
So there ya have it. Those three awesome things, combined with a few other pretty great things, make one really yummy noodle dish. I almost didn’t add the cilantro because I wasn’t sure how it would go with the broccoli but I am really glad I did. Since the sauce has a ton of flavor and salt from the soy sauce, Hoisin, and Sriracha, the cilantro brightens things up and adds a bit of freshness to each bite, which I loved. You could also use other veggies that you like, if you’re not a fan of broccoli. I think cauliflower, brussels sprouts, red pepper, or snow peas would all be good.
Taylor Kadlec is a lover of all things food including baking, cooking, and of course, eating. She is a self-taught baker and cook, and she shares her kitchen adventures on her blog Greens & Chocolate, where healthy cooking meets sinful indulgence.