Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tauhu Goreng (Tofu Salad)

This is a street food, a salad that uses beancurd, shredded cucumber, beansprout and carrot, drizzle with spicy peanut sauce.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 2 (225g)firm tofu/beancurd
° 30g finely shredded cucumber
° 25g finely shredded carrot
° 30g beansprout (optional), tailed, washed and blanched
° oil, for deep-frying

° 1 red chilli padi, seeded and finely chopped
° 1½ tablespoons peanut powder or finely crushed roasted peanut
° 2-3 tablespoons assam/tamarind paste, knead with 2-3 tablespoons hot water and strained
° ½ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon dark soy sauce
° ½ teaspoon roasted sesame seeds (optional)
° 1 kalamansi lime (optional), squeezed
° salt (optional), or to taste

1. Heat oil over a high fire and deep fry the beancurd until golden brown. Remove, drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.
2. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a mixing bowl and mix well. Taste it, add more assam/tamarind liquid, sugar, salt, or lime juice, if necessary. If the mixture is too thick, add some water.
3. Cut the beancurd into squares and arrange on a serving dish. Top with shredded carrot and cucumber. Drizzle the dressing over the beancurd and sprinkle with some peanut powder and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


Fred said...

Can anyone tell me where can I get the best Tauhu Goreng in Singapore

Frederick Teng

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Sorry Frederick, I don't have the answer at the moment.

If I happen to know, will post here.

Cheers :)

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