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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Again is vegetarian diet time of the year in conjunction with Nine Emperor Gods Festival.  Though I am not a staunch devotee, I feel it is a good yearly routine to go on meatless meals for 9 consecutive days.
Since it is supposed to be vegetarian dish, there is of course no real fish here. The ‘fish’ stated here is actually fresh tofu skin [Tau Pau in Hokkien]. It is coated with batter, then pan fried until crispy on both sides. 
These fried tofu skin pieces are then served with a special savoury, sourish and fragrant dipping sauce. A simple yet tasty vegetarian dish, which I believe the young and old would love to devour.  Such an easy dish to prepare yet awesome.
Recipe adapted from Yum Yum Magazine No. 90 with modifications
8 – 10 pieces fresh tofu skin [tau pau]
5 tbsp oil
Batter – Mix together
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp sesame seeds [you can mix white and black sesame seeds]
1/3 tsp salt
5 tbsp water
2 tsp oil
Dipping Sauce [combine and set aside]
3 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp Apple Cider vinegar or black vinegar
2 tsp sesame seed oil
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp brown sugar
1 stalk coriander leaves - chopped
  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan over medium heat. Coat tofu skin with batter and pan fry until golden brown, crispy on both sides. Dish and drain. Fry them in batches until finish.
  2. Place on serving platter. Serve with dipping sauce or pour sauce over fried tofu skin just before serving.
I am submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event#27 - October 2015 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I enjoy fresh tofu skin very much. It is available at the chap fan stall and I will always take a portion. So good!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, if you love vegetarian food especially fresh tofu skin [tau pau] you must try this dish. It looks simple yet the taste is awesome. My hubby's reaction when he ate this was 'hmmmmm.......' Meaning Good. The fried tofu skin and dipping sauce blends so well with each other.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This vegetarian dish looks delicious! It has been a long time ago since I last had any vegetarian meal. Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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