Monday, March 22, 2010


Crispy Tofu Cubes

Box Tofu
Bread Crumb

1) Cut the tofu into cubes.
2) Dust the tofu with flour, followed by egg and later bread crumb.
3) Deep fried the tofu until it turned golden brown.

Tofu can be quite bland, but it taste superb in deep fried. It is crispy yet soft inside.

Sarah likes the recipe so much. She enjoyed dipping it with ketchup and this is how we trick her to eat tofu.

Steamed Fish with Dried Prawns and Preserved Vegetables (Dong Choy)

Compared to normal steam fish, I like this menu better as the sauce adds extra flavour to the dish. It tastes best when served with rice (according to hubby).

P/S: Do let me know if you need the English translation as the original recipe is written in Chinese.


smallkucing said...

Uiks...that tafu is very hard to cut wor. How you managed to cut into cubes? I normally just pour fried garlic and kicap t eat that tafu. Dint know it can be fried. Thanks for the tips

Mummy Moon said...

I like to eat tong choi, never thought of it can be used in steam fish. Will try this soon.

mNhL said...

Fried toufu very nice but very hard to fry le. Too soft to turn and the oil will splash here and there. Haha...

Merryn said...

da tofu recipe looks great.. will try it out one day :D thank you

MeRy said...

Great menu....will try out the fried tofu recipe.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Mery, Merryn:
You may give a try on the menu.
I can easily finish the whole plate of fried tofu myself. It simple and yet delicious recipe.

You know ar, I used a spoon to turn the tofu. Altho the oil will splash on me, but at least more easier to manage. For good food, is worth it:-)
About the difficulty in turning the soft tofu, for this recipe ok wor. Maybe because the coating of the bread crumb and flour, so it added an extra layer to the soft texture.

Tong Choi very nice hor. I like it too. It taste well with egg:-)
Yea, you may give a try on the sauce and I guess you will like it.
Happy Trying!

Is true Kathy. Soft tofu is not easy to cut. Actually I did not cut it perfectly too. My cutting skills is just ok ok:-)
This is what I did is:
After I took out the tofu from the box, I placed it on a flat plate. Later, I just cut it vertically (maybe 3 times with a gap of 1 inch) and horizontally (maybe 3 times too and with the same gap).
I like soft tofu with fried shallot, oyster sauce and light soya sauce. It taste great too!
I am making it tomoro and I will be adding some dried shrimp.

smallkucing said...

Thanks for the tips :D

quEeNie said...

nice recipe, hope to try it 1 day

BoeyJoey said...

I was thinking the tofu resipe should be very delicious and want to try too :-). But the thought of frying the tofu with oil splashing on me... hmmm...

gaiki said...

the tofu looks delicious, should try out the recipe one of these days. thank you for sharing!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Give a try Kitty and hope you and Ryan will like it.
You are most welcome!

Yes, I did splashed by the oil while frying the tofu. But for good food, I think is worth it:-) So wei sek hor:-)

You are most welcome and Happy Cooking!

Give a try and hope you and your family will like it.

Mummy Gwen said...

I hate deep frying ler..hehe. But then the tofu recipe is great.

What is "tong choi"? Can it be bought from the wet market?

CH Voon said...

Need to show to my wife and ask her to cook for me.

so - it is taste nice right???

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

CH Voon:
I thought you can cook pretty well too right? :-)
Anyway, the food is good. You give a try and give some comment yeah:-)

Mommy Gwen:
Ya lor, the frying part is the most annoying one. With the oil splashing everywhere and sometimes kena my hand too! Ish!
But the dish really taste good wor. So I have to sacrifice my hands (being splashed by oil):-)
"tong choi" ar...yes, you can get it from supermarket or wet market.
It taste salty and either it can be added to fried egg or fishball soup.
You may see the pic here

Serene said...

Joanne, thanks for sharing the steamed fish recipe. Gonna try it out this weekend... I love cod fish, but have no idea how to steam it in more delicious way.. heheh, now i knew already =)

Oliveoylz said...

I think it requires great skill to deep fry tofu...Don't think my outcome will look no where as nice as yours...Mine probably all mushed up! I love this dish very much coz as u said, its crispy outside and soft inside. Perfect!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

No no no Olive, I am ok ok in terms of cooking skill. That's why I only choose those easiest recipe.
Don't worry Olive, I am sure your outcome will look good and taste good too. Give a try dear and I guess you will like it.
Happy Trying!

Hi hi, thanks for dropping by.
I like cod fish too but it is quite pricey to get it here. The other day, I was using different type of fish but it still taste good.
Hope you will like the recipe.

Lydia said...

We love that brand too, I mean tofu. Always eat in raw, just like that with some soy sauce... Japanese style. John loves eating it, cos he can play with the cute little soy sauce container.

You also can use that tofu to make tofu fa by adding some brown sugar syrup.

Lydia said...

Btw, John would not eat ketchup cos I tricked him many times with chilli sauce. haha.. bad mama. Now, when I give him ketchup, he'll say "la la" - spicy.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Eating tofu with light soya sauce...I never tried before. But what I always do is, I will steam the tofu a while, add in some fried shallot, oyster sauce and a lil bit of light soya sauce. I still prefer the tofu to serve warm:-)
Soy sauce container? How is it looks like? Good la, there is another way to attract John eating tofu:-)
I never think of using the tofu to make tao fu fa? How is it taste like? Coz I always think it is meant for cooking..:-)
Sarah used to not eating ketchup, but now she just love it so much.
Haha....So now John prefers chili sauce than ketchup?:-)

Steph said...

I want recipe in english ... :P tqtq