Tahu Goreng Medan - Medan Fried Tofu Salad with Peanut Sauce

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 6


  • Salad
  • 200 gram firm tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes, deep fried until golden brown
  • 400 gram lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 400 gram cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 400 gram tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 400 gram bakwan (fritters), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Peanut dressing
  • 100 gram peanut, fried or roasted
  • 50 gram palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
  • 50 gram Chinese celery (Indonesian: daun seledri) (*)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 red cayenne pepper (Indonesian: cabe merah keriting) (**)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 500 ml water
  • 120 ml sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • juice of 5 limes


  1. Divide the salad ingredients into 6 salad plates/bowls.
  2. To make the dressing, grind peanut, palm sugar, Chinese celery, garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt in a food processor. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the rest of the dressing ingredients, and mix well. Divide into six portions.
  3. Serve the salad together with the peanut sauce dressing.


  • (*) Use regular celery if you cannot find Chinese celery, try to use as much of the leaves as possible.
  • (**) Use bird eye chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit) for a spicier dressing.

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