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A quick, easy and healthy Filipino appetizer dish made with tofu, cucumber, vinegar mix and spices!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2
Calories: 215kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 14 oz block tofu
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ block tofu crushed
  • cup cucumber diced
  • cup red shallot chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 chili pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 pieces calamansi sliced


  • Preheat the frying pan on medium heat and add oil. It should be hot enough to make the tofu sizzle right away.
  • Add the diced tofu then fry until golden, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add vinegar, salt, sugar and mix until it’s combined, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add fried tofu, ¼ block crushed tofu, cucumber, onions, garlic, chili pepper, black pepper, vinegar mix, freshly squeezed calamansi, and gently toss.
  • Best served immediately.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3531mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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