Friday 7 May 2010

5 Minutes Tofu Dish

Tofu is always one of the best and versatile ingredient found in the kitchen pantry. Since Tofu has very little flavor or smell on its own, you can use it to create all kinds of sweet and savory dishes range from starter, soup, main course and dessert or even in cake and pastry. Today we are going to prepare a less than 5 minutes dish using Tofu and Pork Mince with Bean Paste (肉酱) as the main ingredients.

This is a very simple and yet presentable dish that doesn’t even require any cooking time but perhaps just a few seconds to a minute of re-heating in the microwave before serving. As you know Tofu is rather tasteless so by adding Pork Mince with Bean Paste (肉酱) to it, it actually acts as a seasoning to this dish too. In order to make this dish look and taste even better, I also add in some shimeji mushroom and "century egg - 皮蛋" in it.

1 Box of Silken Tofu
3 Tablespoon of Pork Mince Paste(肉酱)
1 Century Egg(皮蛋), cut into small cubes
1 Packet of Shimeji Mushroom, optional

Some Spring Onion
Some Chilli

1. Remove the tofu from the packaging and place it on a big serving plate and try to pad dry both side with some kitchen paper towel.
2. Cut/plug the individual stalk off from the bunch of shimeji mushroom, and give it a quick 30 second stir in a lightly oil saucepan.
3. Removed and arrange on the side of the tofu.
4. Spread the pork mince paste on top of the tofu and scatter the century eggs all over it.
5. Before serving, reheat the tofu in microwave for 30 second to a minute high depending on the voltage of your microwave.
6. To serve, top with some chopped spring onion and chiili as garnish.

So you see, this is a very quick and easy dish that can be served in about 5 minutes time. And if you don't prefer to do any extra washing after stir-frying the mushroom then perhaps you can replace the mushroom by some shredded lettuce, which can blend well with the bean paste too. Posted by Picasa


  1. Looks so good esp with the minced paste on top! I always think this kind of tofu has some sort of weird taste, so I tend to cover it with very strong tasting sauce.

  2. Hi Ellena,

    The tofu dish look delicous and easy to prepare. Thank u for the recipe! Cheers!

  3. Hi Pigpigscorner and Yummyfoodbook, thanks for popping by and your kind comments :) Love those delicious food from both your blogs too :p

  4. Yummyfoodbook11/5/10 9:46 am

    Hi Ellena,

    Is it possible to link my blog under your blog foodies blog? Guess we have similar passion and i do hope that this passion will be share to more readers. Thank you so much! Appreciate if you do reply.
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  5. Hi, I've just cooked similar dish last night but I think your ingredients are better and more appetizing! Thanks for sharing, will try your recipe the next time I cook tofu. :)


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