Swimming Rama Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu and Peanut Sauce

Swimming Rama Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu and Peanut Sauce

This Swimming Rama tofu bowl is an everything-in-a-bowl meal inspired by my crispy baked tofu and my peanut sauce. It’s a great meal for a Meatless Monday or any day of the week.

And there are few things better than a sweet and spicy peanut sauce that comes together in less than 15 minutes.

I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter. It’s especially wonderful when paired with chocolate, of course. But it creates amazing savory things like soups and stews.

What’s in this Swimming Rama bowl?

  • Crispy baked tofu. This is my absolute favorite way to make tofu right now.
  • Udon noodles, finished in peanut sauce (or sub rice or other grain)
  • Sliced red peppers and radishes. Add some steamed green beans if you like.
  • Raw spinach (hidden underneath)
  • Peanut sauce (recipe below)
  • Garnished and finished with cilantro, toasted peanuts, and some lime juice
crispy baked tofu cubes in a pan lined with parchment

Other suggestions and substitutions

  • Sub another protein, like chicken, for the tofu.
  • Sub out different greens like chard or kale, or lightly cook the spinach to soften it.
  • Add green vegetables like broccoli or snow peas or green beans.
  • Serve over rice instead of noodles.

FAQs about this Swimming Rama bowl with crispy baked tofu and peanut sauce

What is Swimming Rama?

Swimming Rama is a Thai dish characterized by spinach and peanut sauce, often with chicken or other protein, and served commonly over rice.

Is this the same thing as showering rama?

Nope. I make that mistake also. Either way, swimming or showering in peanut sauce sounds pretty good to me.

What can I do with leftover peanut sauce?

Who has leftover peanut sauce? Eat it with a spoon! Or how about with some grilled meats or skewers like satay?

How long will peanut sauce keep in the refrigerator?

Homemade peanut sauce can be kept for about one week.

Peanut sauce

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 118kcal
Author uglyducklingbakery


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter I use Jif for cooking and baking with peanut butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Mix all ingredients into a small saucepan and stir over low heat until smooth.
    1 cup smooth peanut butter, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoon lime juice, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 clove garlic, minced, hot sauce to taste
  • Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator.


To reheat stored peanut sauce, simply place the sauce in a pan over low heat. You may need to add a small amount of water to thin it out for reheating.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

What’s next?

If you make this bowl, please comment here or share a pic with me on Instagram!

Check out other uglyducklingbakery grain and salad bowls like this rainbow poke bowl with seared tuna or this Mediterranean lamb bowl.

If you’re just here for the peanut butter, check out the peanut butter Rice Krispie treats or these peanut butter waffles. Or this peanut butter manhattan. Or search the archives for treats with both peanut butter and chocolate!

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