Tofu with Minced Pork

This is a healthy dish to eat and fairly simple to cook. The ingredients are kept to a minimum for simple cooking and it is delicious eaten with plain white rice or porridge. As I have mentioned before, tofu (beancurd) comes in many textures and for this recipe, I use the firm white tofu which comes in a size of 6cm x 6cm x 2 cm (W x L x H) blocks.

You can whip up this dish in 30 minutes wherein the majority of the time spent is actually towards marinating the minced pork. You can substitute the pork with chicken. I have not tried minced beef or minced lamb though. If you wish to spice up the dish a bit, you can add a little (perhaps 1 teaspoon) of chilli oil when you start frying the minced pork for that added kick.

This is my recipe for Tofu with Minced Pork

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces firm tofu (quartered)
  • 100 to 150 grammes of minced pork
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • Spring onions (cut to 6cm lengths or thereabouts for garnishing)
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (palm oil preferred)
  • 50 ml water or more
  • Cornstarch (mix 1 tablespoon corn flour with 4 tablespoons water)

Marinade for minced pork

  • 2 teaspoons light soya sauce
  • a couple of dashes of white pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon of corn flour

Seasoning

  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder

Method

Marinade minced pork for about 30 minutes.

Heat oil in wok and stir-fry garlic till beginning to brown. Add minced pork and stir-fry till cooked. Add tofu, water and seasoning and lightly stir to mix well. Close lid and let it cook for another 2 minutes (add more water if gravy drying out).

Before serving, and sprinkle spring onions evenly and add cornstarch bit by bit if gravy too runny for your liking.


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