steamed japanese tofu

This was a quick dish which I whipped up last Thursday. I had gotten home slightly early and decided to cook something simple based on what I have in my fridge. I still had 1 more tube of Japanese Tofu in the fridge and a small piece of pork tenderloin which would be easy to defrost. With a little bit of mushrooms and carrots, this is what I cooked. A simple, yet delicious dish of tofu.

I decided to place a piece of tofu each on soup spoons just for the thrill of it. It’s quite handy as you can just pop them into your mouth. Otherwise, just arrange the tofu onto a suitable plate for steaming. My daughter was going ooh! and ahh! and was delighted by the “cuteness” of this dish. Perhaps you might want to try this to impress your little ones as well.

This is my recipe for Steamed Japanese Tofu with Minced Pork

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Japanese Tofu (cut into 15 cm thickness)
  • 50 grammes of minced pork
  • 1 piece of shiitake mushroom (chopped finely)
  • 3 slices of carrot (chopped finely)

 

Marinade

  • 1 teaspoon light soya sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • a couple of dashes of white pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • a pinch of msg (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn flour

 

Method

Mix minced pork with carrots and mushrooms. Add marinade and allow it to stand for at least 15 minutes.

Place cut tofu on plate or spoons. Add a portion of meat onto the top of the tofu (the meat will shrink when it is cooked).

Bring water to boil in steamer before placing tofu into steamer. Steam for about 10 minutes or until meat is cooked. Serve hot.

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Comments

  1. 1
    ParisB
    September 4th, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Wow! Not only looks delicious, looks pretty too! Just like being in a restaurant :)

  2. 2
    tigerfish
    September 5th, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Woooo….I like this dish a lot. Sometimes, the ones prepared in eateries have salted egg yolk in there…yummy yummy!

  3. 3
    celine
    September 6th, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Hmm……A simple and healthy dish. I like it!

  4. 4
    HORNY ANG MOH
    September 7th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Wah! Look very very tasty! Have a nice day!

  5. 5
    pablopabla
    September 7th, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    ParisB : Still not satisfied with the presentation lah. I need photography classes :(

    tigerfish : Actually, can add water chestnuts too. Or even fish or prawn meat. The possibilities are endless.

    celine : Very simple. Quite healthy, I think ;) LOL!

    Horny Ang Moh : Have a nice day too!

  6. 6
    Rasa malaysia
    September 8th, 2007 at 1:08 am

    So pretty and elegantly presented. A mouthful too. :)

  7. 7
    pablopabla
    September 14th, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Rasa Malaysia : You are far more advanced than me :D

  8. 8
    Hekio
    September 15th, 2007 at 2:31 am

    Yea I defintely like the whole presentation

  9. 9
    pablopabla
    September 27th, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    hekio : Thanks

  10. 10
    Spillay
    January 6th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Hi. Found your blog while looking for a ‘sizzling tofu’ recipe. Got hungry just looking at the photos :). As I live in OZ now (formerly Malaysia), I miss the variety found in M’sian food (and it looks like there is so much more these days). Will definitely be trying out some of your recipes!!

    Thank you for sharing!!

    Spillay
    http://spillay.wordpress.com

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