Friday, December 21, 2007

Claypot Tofu

Claypot Tofu - (Deep-Fried Soft Tofu)


Claypot Tofu (Silken Tofu)

I had this dish of claypot Tofu at Mai Zhi Su Vegetarian Eatery after Veggie Bun featured it in her Food Blog - Mai Zhi Su. It was scrumptious and I decided to make this dish myself. I have increased the amount of vegetable used. For a healthy version, you may opt to have silken tofu instead of deep-frying the soft beancurd from the wet market stall. It would be tastier if you are using vegetable stock.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 1 piece (400g±) soft beancurd/tofu, halved and deep-fried
° 100g chinese cabbage (wong bak), shredded
° 2 (50g) shiitake mushrooms, shredded
° 25g carrot, peeled and shredded
° 1 tablespoon dried black fungus shreds, soaked
° 1 slice vegetarian ham or sweet beancurd wafers, shredded
° 1 slice ginger
° 375ml water or vegetable stock
° 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce, or to taste
° 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, or to taste
° 1½ tablespoons tapioca flour, mixed with 3 tablespoon water
° pepper to taste
° 1 tablespoon cooking rice wine (optional)
° dash sesame oil (optional)
° salt (optional)
° a small handful fresh coriander leaves, for garnish

Method
1. Combine the Chinese cabbage, mushrooms, ginger, black fungus and water/vegetable stock into a claypot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
2. Add in the carrot, vegetarian ham/sweet beancurd wafer and tofu. Season to taste with vegetarian oyster sauce, light soy sauce, salt, pepper, sesame oil and cooking rice wine.
3. Stir in the tapioca flour mixture and bring a boil.
4. Garnish with coriander leaves and red chilli. Serves hot.

5 comments:

Tjiana said...

heyy!!! your blog is a real precious find! never thought i would find a vegan singaporean blog!!! i am SO happy. so many superb recipes here!!

i'm vegan too and i don't know many in singapore!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Tjiana

Happy New Year :)

Thanks, there is one vegan blog (dreamy's blog) in S'pore that i know, check it out :-

http://www.living-vegan.blogspot.com/

Cheers :)

dreamy said...

Mine is not much about cooking haha... the cooking expert is Crystal!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Thanks for sharing your great recipes! I am planning on cooking this Tofu Claypot recipe tomorrow, yet, please excuse my ignorance, I'm unsure of what to serve it with, so I was wondering if you could tell me... Should I serve this dish with egg or rice noodles or... Anything else? Thanks again :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi,

You are most welcome :) No worries.

In Asia, we will serve with steamed rice. Or it can be serve as it is. You can go with anything that you think you will love, more of a personal preference.

Cheers :)

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