8 Wonderful Tofu Recipes

8 Wonderful Tofu Recipes

Be surprised with the wonderful tofu that is silky, soft, smooth, crisp and crunchy!

Tofu, you are such an enigma. You present yourself in so many forms - silky, soft, smooth, or crisp and crunchy. On top of all that, you’re healthy too! Because tofu comes in so many categories, we decided that it is only right that we feature a few at a time – the soft or silky (or both), and even a wicked grilled tofu skewer

1. Braised Beancurd with Mushrooms

Cubes of tofu – a tad chewy the outside but soft and smooth on the inside – floating in a tasty gravy made of broth, the Braised Beancurd with Mushrooms is a traditional vegetarian Chinese dish that will warm up even the coldest of souls. Everything about this dish is gentle, down to its earthy colours –the juicy mushrooms, soft tofu, the subtle flavour of the sauce. It takes no time to cook too! Enjoy it warm, and over a hot bowl of steaming rice.

2. Honey Sesame Tofu

Fried up crispy while maintaining its softness inside, the Honey Sesame Tofu is perfect as a meal or a happy hour snack. Look forward to a burst of flavour that comes from the sauce –a symphony of honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, onions and chilies –which pairs nicely with the soft, subtle taste of tofu.

3. Kimchi Jigae

Tofu is a constant in Korean cuisine, so they know how to use this ingredient. One of the most popular way to use tofu is in a stew, like this Kimchi Jigae. The Kimchi Jigae, or kimchi stew, may look incredibly spicy but it is actually quite mild when compared to say, the crushed red pepper flakes you use on your pizza. The main ingredients that make thisdish include thinly sliced pork belly, Korean red pepper paste and chili flakes, kimchi and of course, tofu!

4. Mapo Tofu

Like a soft and silky tofu stew, the Mapo Tofu is a famous Sichuan dish that spicy and tongue-numbing. It consists of mainly tofu, spicy sauce, minced meat, and, most importantly, Sichuan peppercorn. By recreating this Mapo Tofu dish, you can adjust the spiciness, the ingredients, and give it your own spin. You don't have to be a cooking expert to whip up this dish because it can be prepared under 30 minutes with just three steps.

5. Tauhu Goreng

Tauhu Goreng is a beautiful salad featuring a palm-size tofu that is first fried then slathered in a roasted ground peanuts, and caramelized sweet and spicy sauce made from gula melaka, tamarind, dark soy sauce, chillies and garlic. The skin of the tofu has a slight omelette-like texture but when you sink your teeth into it, it’s incredibly soft and juicy! For a splash of colour and crunch, serve over a bed of cucumber and beansprouts!

6. Tofu with Minced Meat and Prawn

For tofu beginners, we highly recommend that you start with this dish! It features fresh egg tofu, which literally melts in your mouth and slides down your throat in the most pleasurable of ways, that is accompanied by a tasty concoction of fried minced meat, prawns, mushrooms, and Southeast Asian sauces. We guarantee that the Tofu with Minced Meat and Prawns will keep you coming back for more!

7. Stuffed Tofu Pok

You might love it when drenched in hot coconut laksa. But here, Tofu Puffs are deep-fried and potato stuffed, and you might love it too. A plate of tofu puffs are first emptied of tofu, then stuffed with a creamy, savoury mixture of mashed potato, rich eggs and soft tofu. Try it, it’s a mix cooked in culinary heaven.

8. Grilled Tofu Skewers

We love doing new things with old favourites, and tofu’s one of them. Skewered and grilled to perfection with invigorating ginger, garlic and sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), a plate of Grilled Tofu Skewers make for wonderful finger foods. We think you might need to make even more.

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