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Homemade Tofu with Mini Treasures

Chinese, Dinner, Lunch, Tofu June 20th, 2007

homemade tofu

Homemade tofu is pretty simple to make if you have soyabean milk (unsweetened), egg white, salt and full cream evaporated milk (Ideal Milk). Just mix the ingredients together (according to the recipe, of course) and you will get silken tofu after steaming the same. In fact, the silken tofu can be as smooth and silky as those sold commercially.

Once you have made the tofu, the topping is pretty much up to your creativity. My wife stirred up four ingredients together and I decided to name them Mini Treasures just to add a little glamour to an otherwise simple home cooked meal.

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Chilli Garlic Tofu Snack

Chinese, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tofu February 12th, 2007

fried tofu snack

 

Chilli Garlic Tofu Snack is just a name I use to describe this dish because I am unaware whether there is an original name to this dish. Just like the Ikan Bilis Snack, this is another one of those easy to cook yet delicious food. And extremely affordable too.

 

The garlic gives this dish an aromatic flavour whilst the use of chilli and white pepper powder gives this dish a slight spiciness to it. If you intend to serve this dish to kids, just omit the use of chillis and white pepper powder. It tastes just as great. Try it will ya?

 

This is my recipe for Chilli Garlic Tofu Snack

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of firm tofu (cut into small slices)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 to 2 pieces red chilli (remove seeds and chopped finely)
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil (palm oil)

Seasoning

  • At least one heaped teaspoon of sugar (or to taste)
  • At least one teaspoon of dark soya sauce (or to taste)
  • A pinch of salt
  • a couple of dashes of white pepper powder

Method

 

Heat oil and fry tofu till golden brown and crisp using high heat. Remove fried tofu and discard oil.

 

The wok should still be coated with oil at this moment. Add garlic and chilli and saute till aromatic. Return fried tofu to the wok, add seasoning and stir well to coat evenly prior to serving.

 

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Deep Fried Tofu Meat Patties

Chinese, Dinner, Egg, Pork, Tofu, Vegetable December 28th, 2006

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Seasoning

  • 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

Method

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.

Tofu with Minced Pork

Chinese, Dinner, Lunch, Pork, Tofu December 8th, 2006

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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