Friday, March 20, 2009

Braised Tofu

Tofu is low in calories, contains beneficial amounts of iron and has no saturated fat. It is high in protein and calcium and well known for its ability to absorb new flavors through spices and marinades. Tofu also contains soy isoflavones, which can mimic natural human estrogens and may have a variety of harmful or beneficial effects when eaten in sufficient quantities. Due to its chameleon-like qualities and nutritional value, tofu is a staple of Asian cuisines for hundreds of years.

2 tbsp. oil
3 tbsp. soya sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
2 tbsp. shaoxing wine
1/2 c. water
1 tsp 5 spice powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
1 lb. super firm tofu, sliced 1/2 inch thick


In a shallow bowl or baking pan, combine all ingredients except tofu.
Mix well and add tofu, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 4-5 hours.
Turn tofu slices several times while marinating.
After 4 - 5 hours, remove tofu and pour the marinate into a saucepan.
Bring to the boil and add in tofu. Cook until tofu is warm through.
Adjust taste and serve with a sprinkle of sesame oil and chopped spring onions.



Christelle said...

I'm in a tofu mood at the moment, this recipe looks very delicious (drooling) :)

eilismaura said...

Can other meats be added to this as well as it marinates/cooks? I would love to introduce tofu around here but not sure if I would do it on its own - but included with some other meat I may get away with it.

Big Boys Oven said...

this is dish goes so well with a bowl of rice porridge! yum yum . .

Unknown said...


I suppose you could add whatever meat or seafood. Pan fry the meat until brown and 3/4 cooked before adding the marinate and lastly the tofu.

cikmanggis said...

I like Tofu Fah and thanks to u for the recipe.

theADHDguy said...

I'm not a huge Tofu fan, so hopefully this as well as some of your other recipes will change my mood towards the tofu dishes..

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