General Tsos Tempeh

Of all the recipes we've created, and our guests have cooked as part of our Banquet Challenge, General Tsos Tempeh has been the most surprising!

Who would have thought that a vegan option would be so delicious, nutritious and popular! We would go far as to say General Tsos Tempeh has been our guests' favourite dish.

Try it yourself!

General Tsos Tempeh


3 Tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red capsicum, sliced
2 block tempeh, diced
2 Tbsp minced ginger
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup ketchup
1 tsp sriracha
1 cup vegetable stock
1 Tbsp cornflour
Sesame seeds to garnish


Heat a large frying pan until very hot. Add 1 Tbsp oil, then tempeh, and pan fry until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.

Reheat frying pan, and remaining oil. Add ginger for a few seconds, then vegetables, and saute until just cooked.

Meanwhile, mix sauces together with vegetable stock and cornflour. When vegetables are just cooked, pour over sauce mix, and heat until thickened. Return tempeh to the pan, and stir to combine.

When all ingredients are warmed through, transfer to platter and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve.