Tasty potato dishes for your family
Tofu has been a traditional Asian protein staple for at least 2000 years. It contains 9 essential amino acids, iron, calcium, fibre, and other beneficial minerals. Also simple to cook and great with a variety of yummy dishes. Whether you’re looking to cut back on meat and still get the protein you need, go vegan/vegetarian, or want a versatile ingredient that tastes great no matter how you cook it, tofu is sure to delight and satisfy.
Here are some of our favourite recipes that you can easily enjoy at home!
Sticky Tofu Bao
Bao is the Chinese version of a bun with filling, great for quick breakfast and teatime treats. Have a wholesome Bao with carrots, cucumber, coriander, chillies, and tofu marinated in five-spice powder, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and Shaoxing wine.
Nutritious and yummy, Gado Gado is an Indonesian national dish that means ‘mix-mix’. Spinach, carrot, green beans, cabbage, deep-fried tofu and hard-boiled eggs, savoured with a special peanut sauce. Piquant, nutty and deliciously crunchy.
Make your omelette extra umami with tofu, garlic, tamarind paste, peanut butter and sweet soy sauce in this Indonesian special. Yummy with rice or on its own.
Silken tofu stir-fried with minced pork, chilli bean sauce, and a mix of mirin, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and miso. A zesty and appetizing Sichuan classic that is sure to please. Want a shortcut? You can also find pre-made mapo tofu sauce at your Asian grocer. Prefer vegan? Try this recipe with diced eggplant and chopped leek instead of pork.
This Chinese household favourite packs a variety of veggies, prawn and mushroom seafood tofu, pot-fried with a rich umami gravy. Mushroom seafood tofu comes in ready-to-cook packs at your grocer. Japanese egg tofu (in tubes) are a great alternative too. Don’t have a clay pot? A regular wok or large pan will do fine.
Korean Tofu Hot Pot
Go warm, spicy and sumptuous with this Korean classic, packed with firm tofu, pork, onions and vongole clams; flavoured with Kochugaru chilli powder, fish sauce, sesame oil and soy sauce. Slurp with pleasure.
Agedashi means lightly deep-fried in Japanese, which gives your tofu a crispy outer skin and fluffy to taste within. Coat the tofu with a thin layer of cornflour and fry till golden; then lather it with an umami dipping sauce of dashi, soy sauce and mirin. Best enjoyed with rice.
Want a yummy and wholesome quickie? Try this easy one-bowl wonder with fried tofu, edamame, Tsukemono pickled veggies, and bonito flakes; flavoured with soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar and Furikake seasoning – a traditional condiment mix of dried fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, salt and sugar. You can get it in bottles, as well as Tsukemono in packs, at your Asian grocer.
Tofu & Beef Hamburg
Indulge yourself with this simple and flavoursome Japanese special. Diced tofu mixed with minced beef, Panko breadcrumbs, eggs and onion for a succulent patty, pan-fried and flavoured with rich Tonkatsu barbecue sauce and Japanese mayonnaise. Instant umami delight.