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Friday, September 30, 2011

Braised Taufu Pok and Peanuts

A simple vegetarian dish with few ingredients but goes well with porridge or even plain rice.
Basic ingredients for this dish

200 gm taufu pok [tofu puffs] - soaked, squeeze off excess water and halved
3 big dried mushrooms - soaked and cut cubes
1 small can braised peanuts - rinsed with boiled water
1 tbsp oil
1 star anise
Seasoning Sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tsp dark soy sauce for colour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup water
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil

When cold the puffs will release some gravy
  1. Heat oil in wok on medium heat, saute mushrooms till aromatic.  Add in soy sauce, sugar, cooking wine and water.  Bring it to a boil and add tofu puffs.  Stir to mix.  Cover to braise for 5 - 10 minutes.
  2. Then add in braised peanuts and pepper.  Stir and cover.  Continue to braise till gravy is almost dry and puffs are soft.  Add in sesame oil before dishing out to serve with rice or porridge.

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