Deep Fried Tofu Meat Patties

This was an experimental dish recently and I was quite pleased with the outcome. What I had in my fridge that day were 2 pieces of firm tofu (beancurd), about 200 grammes of lean pork, some oyster mushrooms and other vegetables. This time, rather than cooking another “usual” tofu dish, I decided to make patties out of it, not unlike burgers.

After steaming

The main ingredients here are tofu and pork whilst the rests adds to the colour and gives its distinctive taste. The end result is a tofu meat patty which is crispy on the outside and yet, juicy and semi-firm on the inside. My daughter liked it very much. It is tasty eaten with rice and also great for tea time snack or parties. I think it will taste even better if it is dipped into some freshly pounded red chilli and garlic with a squeeze of lime. I intend to continue modifying this recipe and will add them in this blog in due course. Nevertheless, I hope you will try this recipe as I loved it!

This is my recipe for Deep Fried Tofu Meat Patties


  • 2 pieces firm tofu
  • 200 grammes of lean pork mince
  • 1/4 piece of carrot (diced as finely as possible)
  • An equivalent amount of spring onions (chopped finely)
  • An equivalent amount of oyster mushroom or any other type of mushrooms (chopped finely)
  • An equivalent amount of dried prawns (chopped / pounded finely)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped finely)
  • 3 tablespoons of corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying


  • 2 teaspoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of light soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder


In a mixing bowl, combine and mash up the tofu, pork, carrot, spring onions, mushrooms, dried prawns, garlic, corn flour and seasoning and mix well in one circular motion. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Place mixture in a stainless steel bowl or deep plate and steam it for 10 minutes. The mixture, especially the meat, should be at least 70% cooked after steaming. Remove from steam and place bowl over cold water (to cool it rapidly).

When mixture has sufficiently cooled down, break the egg onto mixture and stir it in one circular motion till egg is evenly distributed. Add some corn flour if mixture is runny.

Heat oil in wok for deep frying. To fry, scoop one heaped tablespoon of mixture and using another spoon held on another hand, push / slide the mixture into the oil. Fry till patty becomes golden brown. Place fried patties on absorbent kitchen napkins to absorb excess oil prior to serving.

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  1. 1
    September 5th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    From the ingredient (minus the pork), I can tell the tofu will turn out great. I’ve had similar type of deep fried tofu patty (with chicken bits of course)at my workplace’s cafeteria….So good that I had to go for a second helping…:D

  2. 2
    September 14th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Hasbullah : You can substitute the meat with anything you fancy. I think this will also go great with chicken, fish or prawns.

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