Tara Gidus

The Hollywood Brown Derby:
Tofu Noodle Bowl Recipe

Think traditional pasta is the only way to get good complex carbs?  Not sure how to make tofu?  You have got to watch this recipe demo with Chef Gary Jones!  He gives us a behind the scenes recipe from the famous Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios®. 

It's got some definite Asian flair, and you can add some spice to your liking.  I love the combo of Thai noodles, miso broth, and coconut breaded tofu.  I know you're going to love this recipe!  Check it out!

Disney's Hollywood Studios: The Hollywood Brown Derby
Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 4 ounces tofu, firm
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut meat
  • 1/2 head baby bok choy
  • 1/4 cup shiitake mushroom
  • 1/4 cup snow pea pod, fresh
  • 3/4 cup miso batch, see attached recipe
  • 4 ounces yellow Thai noodles
  • 3 tablespoons red curry
  • 1/4 stalk lemon grass
  • 1 tablespoon scallions

Method of Preparation

  • Bread the tofu with coconut and pan fry.
  • In a separate pan, add the bok choy, shiitake, snow peas and deglaze with the miso broth.
  • Finish with the noodles and summer curry.
  • Add the noodles, scallions and broth mixture.
  • Top with the tofu.
  • Garnish with lemon grass.

Disney's Hollywood Studios: The Hollywood Brown Derby
Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 inch jalapeno, rough chopped and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar Marukan
  • 1 teaspoon lemon grass, rough chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, unpeeled and rough chop
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice (tomato scraps if any)

Method of Preparation
Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a slow simmer for one hour.  Strain and serve.

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Known as the "Diet Diva," Tara Gidus is a nationally acclaimed nutrition expert and the official nutritionist of runDisney.