Friday, May 12, 2017

Vegeterian Tofu Dishes

Vesak Day is here and all our meals are vegetarian this time of the year. Usually its vegetarian beehoon as sold in the hawker center or some complex mock meat type dishes in a restaurant. This year I bought Unicurd pressed tofu (for extra firmness) to make some vegetarian dishes at home.

General Tso's Tofu 左宗棠豆腐 that is similar to General Tso's chicken. You have to deep fry the tofu first before stir frying it with a heavy flavor sauce, not necessarily spicy. You almost don't notice its not chicken. There's a lot more sauce here than the way it usually looks in pictures.

Ma Po Tofu 麻婆豆腐 usually has a little meat in it that is substituted with fermented black beans this time around. It's unbelievably spicy and soupy, you have to eat it with rice. I am quite happy with this as it's similar to what you get at restaurants and in pictures.

Liang Ban Tofu 凉拌豆腐 is served cold, do not refrigerate. Once the tofu is put into the marinate you have to serve it immediately, it's like pickles. It looks a little different from the pictures you usually see coz I used blended chili sauce from the bottle instead of fresh whole chilies.

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