Braised Tofu Recipe

Braised Tofu Recipe

Ingredients : Serves

2 pieces (14 oz)

1

3

1

5

2

1 1/2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Soft tofu

Wooden ear (fungus)

Dried Chinese mushrooms

Bamboo shoots

Button mushrooms

Spring onions

Soy sauce

Salt

Sugar

Cooking wine

Sesame oil

Cornstarch

Several slices of cooked carrot

Several slices of ginger

Method :
  • Cut 1 piece of tofu into 9 equal portions.

  • Coat each with salt evenly.

  • Soften Chinese mushrooms in hot water, then discard stems.

  • Cut each into 4 quarters (reserve the soaking water).

  • Slice off thick skin of bamboo shoot.

  • Cook and then slice thinly.

  • Scald button mushrooms in hot water, then slice in half.

  • Wash and clean wooden ear, remove stems and then slice.

  • Chop spring onions and ginger finely for later use.

  • Heat 4 cups frying oil in a wok.

  • Put tofu in to deep-fry over high heat until golden brown.

  • Leave 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in the wok.

  • First put in spring onions, ginger and Chinese mushrooms to stir-fry until fragrant.

  • Add tofu, wine, soy sauce, sugar and mushroom soaking water.

  • Braise over low heat for 5 minutes until tofu absorbs the flavor.

  • Add sliced bamboo shoot, wooden ear, button mushrooms and carrots, Lastly thicken with cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with sesame oil for serving.

  • Serve hot.

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