Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Silken Tofu with Vegetarian Meat Floss


This is real simple and to make it look presentable, just plays with the arrangement of the vegetarian meat floss, spring onion or coriander leaves, chilli and different colour sesame seeds.

Not all things need to be complicated to prove its worthiness. If it can be simplified, why make it complex? Sometimes, I just wonder those special or secret recipes, does all of them need to be special by using so many ingredients? I believe, not all special or secrets need to be in that way.

So for this sauce, it’s real simple, even kids can do it. Just get some good quality light soy sauce and the sesame oil can be replaced with garlic oil, shallot oil, chilli oil, olive oil or no oil! And you may even surprise your family member with this simple and easy to do dish, yet yummy. If the tofu is broken during handling stage, never mind, just mess it up a bit and said it is meant to be in this way to absorb the sauce!

You can do away with steaming, if you love cold tofu or want to save energy. Steaming or blanching the tofu, will make the texture for some tofu softer.

Preparation: 8 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 1 pack silken tofu (300g), steamed or blanched and drained well
° 1 tablespoon vegetarian meat floss
° some nori shreds
° some roasted sesame seeds, for garnish
° few slices spring onion or coriander leaves (optional), for garnish

Sauce
° 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or to taste
° ½ teaspoon sesame oil or garlic oil or shallot oil or chilli oil or olive oil

Method
1. To make the sauce: combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. Place the tofu on a serving plate and drizzle the sauce at the bottom the tofu.
3. Garnish with vegetarian meat floss, spring onion, sesame seeds and serve.

7 comments:

chow vegan said...

Beautiful presentation! Can't get any simpler than that and I love silken tofu! :-)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thanks Chow Vegan :) Cheers

Sagipan said...

I love your presentation too! Looks like the Jap tofu! Do u have the veg version for that? Agedashi tofu... I love the one at simply veg..
missveg frm ilovemyveg

Wajid said...

Delicious Recipes
Awesome effort
Keep up the good work
For Vegetarian Recipes Visit http://vegetarianspot.blogspot.com/

Wajid said...

Delicious Recipes
Awesome effort
Keep up the good work
For Vegetarian Recipes Visit http://vegetarianspot.blogspot.com/

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Sagipan

Thank you very much :) Yes - Agedashi Tofu - http://crystalbyblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/agedashi-tofu.html

Real yummy, omit rice wine if you don't consume alcohol for Buddhist. I love that dish.

Cheers :)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you Wajid, adding your blog link to my blog. Cheers :)

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