Saturday, October 28, 2006

This is so nice

Though I know tofu is a really good in protein, I am very selective with tofu. I love egg tofu, steam tofu but I am not a big fan of tau kwa, tau pok or firm tofu.

Perhaps it is the way they processed it. Anyway, I read an article from Food Lover's Journey and her Five-Spice Tofu with Lemongrass Topping definitely attracted me because I love five spice powder and lemongrass!!!! hehehehhee.

Got two blocks of tofu two days ago, supposedly to have it on that very day but I had other menu on mind.

To cut my story short, I finally done this today and I am going to be a firm tofu lover from now on. This is soooooo good. Thanks WhItE_PoPlAr for this great recipe!


What you need

2 cake of firm tofu
5 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp plain flour
½ tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
½ tsp salt
Oil for shallow frying
3 stalks of lemongrass, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small red chilli, minced

For toppings

1 tsp five spice powder
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp white pepper


Cut the tofu into 4 portion each block.

Combine the flour, five-spice powder and salt together in a large plate.

Coat the tofu well with the flour mixture.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan till hot, then shallow fry the tofu till golden brown. Set aside, keep warm in a low oven.

For the topping, heat extra oil in the pan till hot.

Fry the minced lemongrass, garlic and chilli for about 1-2 mins, until tender and fragrant.

Season with five spice powder and pepper.

Spread the mixture on top of fried tofu and serve hot with a dash of fish sauce.
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  1. this tofu looks good! Think when I've the time, will do it! thanks edith! :)

  2. Edith,

    Glad you like this dish! :)

    BTW, you changed my gender to male lah... :D :D :D I am just a Vietnamese gal not a Vietnamese boy leh! :P But nevermind. Something to laugh freely about anyway!


  3. Nice~ I'll give it a try and show you what i did. =) Usually i'm never able to replicate them, mine always look ugly.

  4. Grace, take it easy.

    White_poplar, *blush blush* sorry. i will amend it as blogspot seems to be having tech problem.

    Piccola, please do. Be gentle when you are frying it. You should be okay.

  5. Edith, this looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you White Poplar too!

  6. Edith, this looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you White Poplar too!


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