I disliked tofu during my younger years as a kid. Well, except for soya bean drink. I changed my mind lately and find it actually tastes good. Especially the one in the picture here.
Eat it as an appetizer, or with steamed jasmine rice, this is so good to eat. Even if you don't really like to eat tofu, or your kids don't like, try this recipe. Though I make it vegetarian today, the topping can be added with dried shrimps or anchovies.
What I love about this dish, is the softness of the tofu combined with just a little zangy crunch of the aromatic fried garlic. Then there is the oyster sauce that adds a little taste of saltiness to the whole picture.
:: Recipe ::
1 tube egg tofu, cut to 5-8 pieces, depending on size of the tofu
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon toasted white sesame seeds
1. Fry the chopped garlic with the sesame oil (do add cooking oil enough for frying along with the sesame oil). Stir untl golden brown & place aside.
2. With the same pan, fry the 5 pieces of tofu, 2-3 minutes on each side until slightly golden. Place on serving plate while you move on to the sauce.
3. You can directly put oyster sauce on the tofu but what i did, with the remaining little bit of sesame oil on the pan, I pour the oyster sauce & sort of mix it with the oil & toasted sesame seeds. It makes it more tasty!
4. Put some oyster sauce on each tofu, then garnish with the fried garlic & sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on to complete.
Do you have a similar recipe? Do share it with me! I would love to learn to cook many food that calls for tofu in it! :-)