Chinese take away food can always be loaded with msg and isn’t all that good for you. We thought we’d share this amazing sweet and sour sauce recipe with you. It’s so delicious and extra satisfying knowing you can make it yourself and you can control what’s going into your body.


For sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Thumb sized piece ginger
  • 3 tbsp white rice wine vinegar
  • 100ml agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot +100ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp tamari


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 400g tofu
  • bunch of scallions
  • red pepper
  • yellow pepper
  • carrot
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • handful of green beans
  • sesame seeds


  • Add your garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, agave syrup and tomato purée to the blender
  • Mix together your arrowroot and boiling water. Leave to sit until it thickens- about 30 seconds
  • Next, add your tamari and arrowroot mixture to the blender and blend!
  • Put your frying pan on a high heat and add 2 tbsp of oil
  • Add your finely cubed tofu and fry so that it starts to brown and then add 2 tbsp tamari
  • Remove from heat
  • To your hot pan, add 1 tbsp oil
  • Add your chopped veg and fry for 3.5 minutes
  • Pour the sauce and tofu into the pan and fry for a further minute
  • Serve with a dusting of sesame seeds and rice or noodles- whichever you prefer!