A Swimming Rama Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu and Peanut Sauce

A Swimming Rama Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu and Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce meets art. Swimming Rama tofu bowl meets the world of Instagram. In retrospect, putting together the ingredients for this Swimming Rama recipe was mostly about prepping dinner and pretending that I was in the same league as professional food photographers.

I have been working to improve my food photography and found the 2021 eatcaptureshare challenge on Instagram just in time to sign up. There were no high aspirations. I just want to learn.

I didn’t manage to do the Week 1 Theme 1 photo (Creative Composition: the L) over the weekend, when there was time and light. And so I took time in between zoom meetings while also fixing kiddo’s lunch. At least dinner got prepped.

I had been craving the crispy baked tofu from a few weeks prior. And peanut sauce. I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter, whether in savory things like soups and stews or in sweets, especially when paired with chocolate. Chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies. Chocolate peanut butter pie. Chocolate peanut butter cake. Chocolate and peanut butter fudge. Chocolate and peanut butter bonbons. And Reese’s peanut butter cups of course. Sadly, we cannot have chocolate and peanut butter for dinner.

What else goes into a Swimming Rama bowl?

In addition to the tofu and peanut sauce, this Swimming Rama recipe included:
Udon noodles, finished in peanut sauce (or sub rice or other grain)
Raw spinach (hidden underneath)
Steamed green beans
Sliced red peppers, radishes, and green onions
Finish it with cilantro, toasted peanuts or cashews, and some lime juice.

FAQs about this Swimming Rama bowl with crispy baked tofu

What can I do with leftover peanut sauce?

Who has leftover peanut sauce? Eat it with a spoon!

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.

Peanut sauce

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 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Mix all ingredients into a small saucepan and stir over low heat until smooth.

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