Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps

March/April 2009

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Here we toss rice noodles with crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, tofu and a light, sweet, tart and salty Vietnamese dressing flavored with fish sauce and wrap the mixture in lettuce leaves. For a vegetarian version, use reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari in place of the fish sauce. Pass the mixture, lettuce leaves and sauce separately so everyone can make their own wraps.

"I made this as written and was disappointed. Perhaps if I had heeded other reviewers' suggestions to use less water and/or add some hoisin it would have been better. As it was, I found the dressing to be very thin, and other than a...
Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps

8 Reviews for Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps

Adjusted an was great

I took this to a social gathering and it was a hit. I adjusted the following: Less water, added a bit of sesame oil and rice vinegar...even before reading that another reviewer did this. I tore the lettuce and mixed it in to serve it as a salad...yum. Oh and I had chopped peanuts to sprinkle on top.

herby and fresh
Light and delicious!

I made this recipe without the rice noodles, just tofu and vegetables. I substituted zucchini for carrots because my husband is allergic. Like other reviewers mentioned, I only used a couple of spoons of water (1/4 cup is way too much) and I also added a few drops of sesame oil and rice vinegar to the dressing. I also marinaded the tofu and sauteed for a couple of minutes. The dressing was amazing and lightly coated the vegetables and tofu. Red pepper flakes added a slight kick. My husband loved this dish and I will definitely be making it again!

Easy, Quick, Low calorie
This isn't vegetarian

This meal isn't vegetarian. Didn't someone notice FISH SAUCE???

Comments (3)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago



Anonymous wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

ohhh, it looks like someone

ohhh, it looks like someone is not a kitchen expert,,,

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Didn't you notice the option

Didn't you notice the option saying if you want it to be 100% vegetarian to substitute the fish sauce for reduced-sodium soy sauce?

Soppy Mess

This was an awful recipe. Very watery, and not flavorful. I added my own sauce and it still tasted like cardboard.

Excellent, easy, and versatile

I have made this many times both for my family as well as to share at gatherings. It got rave reviews. At the gatherings, I was asked for the recipe. I did leave out the lettuce once and chopped everything up fine, then rolled in rice paper to make spring rolls. Wow. This is how I prepare it now. I do make my own Chinese 5 spice seasoned baked tofu instead of store bought.


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