For the dressing: Combine the chile, sugar, water, pineapple juice, and soy sauce and mix well. Set aside.
Place the jackfruit into a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to the boil and cook for 45 minutes. Remove the jackfruit, peel and then tear into strips. In a mixing bowl, combine the jackfruit strips, tofu, carrots, fresh mint, Asian basil, perilla leaves, sesame seeds, and shallots and dress with 4 tablespoons salad dressing. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with coriander.
*Can be found at specialty Asian markets.
Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen