Sunday, 26 September 2010

Soft Tofu topped with Dried Shrimp & Crispy Fried Shallots

Eating this dish always brings such a warm, wholesome feeling to my tummy. Cooking it is so easy & takes such little time, you won't even realize you've cooked it. Enjoy this simple, healthy & delicious dish........


  • 5 soft Tofu
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked & pounded
  • 1/4 cup sweet soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup salty soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper


1. Wash & rinse the tofu.
2. Pat gently with a pinch of salt.
3. Deep fry the tofu. Be very careful when flipping the tofu over as you don't want to break it.
4. In another pan, heat 2 tbsp oil & sautee' the onion,garlic & dried shrimp till it is very dry.
5. Pour in both the soy sauces into the sauteed mixture. Add pepper.
6. Taste. Pour generously over the tofu.
7. Perfect when eaten immediately while still hot with white rice.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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