Let’s cheer up with Tofu!
This is the best tofu I have ever had! I learned it from my bf’s mom (she is from Taiwan) who makes it for us every time she comes visiting or every time we go to San Francisco.
It is kinda of an Asian comfort food. It’s easy, fast and doesn’t really require any strange or hard to find ingredient.
This, together with dumplings, is my favorite Chinese food!
Ingredients (for 3 servings):
- 1 block tofu
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 cup rice
- 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
Take one block of tofu – you can buy it at any wet market in Shanghai (or anywhere in China)
Start by cutting the tofu into 1 inch cubes
In a skillet heat 3 tbsp of peanut oil, add tofu and salt
Flip to the other side, add more salt and keep cooking at medium heat until golden brown
add 2 tbsp of cornstarch in a bowl
Add 1/4 cup of cold water
and using your hands mix it up untill cornstarch dissolves…I know I have weird looking hands…whatever!
Add 1 tbsp of say sauce and 1 tsp of sesame oil and stir
Add the cornstarch to the tofu, stir gently, cover with a lid and let cook at low-medium heat for a few seconds
In a separate bowl crack one egg
and beat it gently with a pinch of salt
Add it to the tofu, stir gently but quickly cause the egg is going to cook really fast and you want it to be evenly distribute on the tofu
Turn off the heat, add chopped green onion
and mix all the ingredients together, very gently
Serve on a warm bed of rice
I love this tofu, try it tonight for dinner, you’ll love it too
One serving provides:
- Calories: 431
- Fat: 18.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 30 g
- Protein: 9.1 g