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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fried Bean Curd in Black Bean Sauce

Chinese New Year around the corner and it's expected that lots of dishes will be meaty.  A simple dish like this would be better for our tummy before CNY.
Surprisingly good and tasty dish with simple ingredients - soft tofu and fermented black beans.
This is a homey dish, good with rice and easy to cook. The original recipe uses fish balls [I don't buy fish balls especially the springy and pure white coloured ones] so I replaced it with tofu puffs which soaks up the sauce.  You can cook this dish just with tofu.

Recipe Source - Hawker Fair Simplified [modified]
2 pieces soft beancurd [tofu] - cut into thick slices
a few tofu puffs - rinsed and sliced [optional]
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp fermented black beans - rinsed, drained and chopped
1 red chilli - seeded and chopped
1 stalk spring onion - chopped
some oil for frying
1 tbsp each of oyster sauce and light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
100 ml water
1 tbsp cornflour water for thickening
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, pan fry tofu slices until golden on both sides. Dish and drain.
  2. Use the same pan,saute chopped garlic, ginger and red chilli until fragrant. Add in black beans.  Stir to mix.  Add in tofu puffs.
  3. Add in seasoning and water.  Bring to boil.  Return the fried tofu pieces to mix with sauce.
  4. Thicken with cornstarch water.  Dish up to serve with rice.  Garnish with spring onions or chopped Chinese celery


Cheryl - Bakingtaitai said...

Kimmy, I like simple dish like this, good to go with a bowl of rice, looking at your photos make me feel hungry now...

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Kimmy,
What an interesting recipe. I've been trying to eat more tofu lately. I'm going to save this recipe to try in the future.

Thank you so much for sharing...

Ivy Sew said...

Hi Kimmy , first of all my apologies for MIA as have been quite occupied recently. Love this fried bean curd in black bean sauce. Great to serve it with piping hot porridge!! Happy Valentine's Day and regards :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheryl, these days, time is not enough for use. I have to look for more simple and quick to cook dishes yet tasty for my family. This one is good choice.

Kimmy said...

Hi Louise, the sauce for this tofu is yummy. If you like more gravy, just increase the sauce portion and omit the tofu puffs which soaked up the gravy.

Kimmy said...

Hi Ivy, it's okay. I think all of us are busy and considered 'great people' cos' we can still accomplish so much with the same time that we have. You managed a beautiful blog which I admire very much but hard to follow. There are so much to do with the limited time that we have. Happy Valentine's Day to you too and have a good CNY with your loved ones.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I love beancurd cooked any style. You are right, there will be lots of meat during CNY. So it is best to eat less now.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, we are very lucky to have an abundance of food and spoilt with choices. I thank GOD for giving us all the options and let us put it to good use [don't waste food].

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