Friday, February 25, 2011

167. Savoury tofu

Room reflected inside a lacquer bowl

Some people don't like tofu but I think this dish might change their view.  It is like eating a savoury custard.  And it healthy, cheap and easy to make.  What more do you want?  Try it.



A package silken tofu (I used the kind in a plastic tube)


Some minced ginger and scallions
A bit of soy sauce
A bit of sesame oil
A bit of sugar
Some cracked pepper
A bit of hot sauce (optional)

C.  Garnish

Chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds


  1. Put the sauce ingredients "B" in a microwave-safe bowl and mix everything together.
  2. Cut the plastic tofu package according to the directions and squeeze the tofu out of the tube. Slice it in pieces about an inch thick and put it in a microwave-safe plate. If you are using tofu in a box, use a piece of dental floss to divide the square into thirds, vertically and horizontally.
  3. Put the plate in the microwave and cook for 20 or 30 seconds,  Cooking time varies according to the  microwave.  The tofu should be hot.
  4. Put the bowl with the sauce in the microwave and cook for 20 seconds.
  5. Pour the sauce over the tofu and garnish with chopped cilantro. Sprinkle some sesame seeds too.
  6. Serve this dish with some hot rice.
Note:  For a Asian-Italian version, use garlic, oregano or basil, tomato sauce, olive oil and Italian parsley

Foodie Friday

Weekend reflections #75


Donnie said...

I love Tofu and make a wonderful cheesecake out of it. Don never

Regina said...

Happy weekend reflections!


'Tsuki said...

Nice reflection et great recipe... As a vegetarian, I'm always pleased to find new ways to accomodate tofu...

Sylvia K said...

Hmmmmm Yummy indeed!! And what a fun reflection for the day! I love it -- and tofu, too! Enjoy your weekend!!


Kay L. Davies said...

I want to learn to like tofu. We eat entirely too much meat in this house and I'd like to break away from it if possible. I like tofu desserts, and Donnie's idea of a cheesecake sounds great. Your recipe certainly is intriguing, too. "Like a savoury custard" - well, I love custard!
The reflection is beautiful, so subtle!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

Great reflection! Photographers definitely see things other people overlook...:)

Happy Friday from another Lower Mainlander!


jeannette said...

Great reflection in your bowl:)
Tofu is an important ingredient in Indonesian cooking -my mother lived most of her life there, so as kids we ate it regularly (mostly in combination with veggie dishes.)

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photo!
How could anybody not like tofu?

Karen said...

A great reflection and yummy looking tofu.

snowwhite said...

Tofu is my favorite food! Your photo makes me hungryvery much. Thank you for sharing recipe!! I'll cook this.