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Tofu and Pak Choi 
16th-Jan-2008 10:58 pm
mossy baby
I know I only posted a recipe the other day - hope no one minds me posting another so soon....

EDIT: As keepinitcool said, the tofu puffs can be bought at Asian groceries, in the refrigerated, or sometimes the frozen section. They are fluffy inside, and a little spongy/chewy. The sort you get in laksa.


Bag of fried tofu puffs
2 bunches pak choi
1 onion (sliced finely)
2 fresh red chillies (chopped finely)
2 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
a little oil


Soak chillies in vinegar for a little while. Mix in honey and garlic. Heat oil on medium-high. Quickly fry vinegar mix. Add onion, and half of soy sauce. Lower heat and allow onions to caramelise. If mixture gets too dry, add a little water. When onions are nice and soft and sticky, add the rest of the soy sauce and the tofu puffs and fry for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the cup of water and mix well. Add pak choi and stir fry until it wilts a bit. This makes quite a thin sauce, you can either add less water, or some cornflour in a little water to thicken.

Serve on rice (the pancake in the pic is a store bought green onion pancake).
16th-Jan-2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
It looks like tater tots, and tots are awesome! :D hehe

Now the question begs to be asked:
where did you find such delicious looking tofu puffs? ;)
16th-Jan-2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Tater tots! God I love potatoes.

You can find the tofu puffs at Asian groceries. I really like to marinate them in a satay mix, skewer them and serve with a nice peanut sauce....
16th-Jan-2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
where do you get tofu puffs? now i know how they make my tofu at lots of places...
16th-Jan-2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
I have no problem when you post such tasty recipes! :P
I'm going to ask too- where did you get the tofu puffs from? I've only ever been able to get marinated pieces, or plain blocks of tofu.
16th-Jan-2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
You are encouraged (at least by me!) to post recipes!!! All of your recipes look delicious.
16th-Jan-2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hey! I've been making a variation of that for years. :) Pretty much your recipe minus the red peppers, honey, and pancake.

It tastes pretty good, but I'll have to try your recipe too.
16th-Jan-2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
:) It's the base I use for pretty much all my stir fries, with some variations. Do you put anything else in yours that I haven't thought of?
17th-Jan-2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I don't think so. As far as oil goes, I use olive oil. I think everything tastes better with it. :)

If I have some kimchi, I'll eat it with that. I love that stuff. :)
16th-Jan-2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
where can I get that tofu??
16th-Jan-2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
I could be wrong, but those 'tofu puffs' look like tofu (once it's been pressed) cut into small cubes and (possibly marinated in something light that gives it a bit of flavour) either deep-fried or just pan-fried until really nice and brown/gold. I'm not sure exactly what makes them 'puffs', but you could probably accomplish something similar by doing this...

Although, I'd still be curious to know where the tofu puffs came from and if I could find some... :)
16th-Jan-2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think they are deep fried. I don't know how they get them so fluffy though. I'll probably just keep buying them pre-made. I think it's an Indonesian thing...
17th-Jan-2008 09:12 am (UTC)
Are they semi-hollow inside?
17th-Jan-2008 09:26 am (UTC)
Kind of... porous? Like, full of air bubbles, I suppose. Spongy. I googled, but couldn't find a pic.
17th-Jan-2008 09:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought so. I wouldn't think just deep-frying tofu would yield the same consistency.
17th-Jan-2008 09:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know how they make it. If you find out, let me know.
16th-Jan-2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those "puffs" are basically pre-fried tofu chunks which can be bought at an Asian supermarket.
16th-Jan-2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
*steals recipie* That looks reaalllyy good.
16th-Jan-2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
17th-Jan-2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Yum!!!! EEEEEE!
17th-Jan-2008 09:12 am (UTC)
I don't mind AT ALL. keep posting delicious recipes! (just don't do it early in the morning. :P )
17th-Jan-2008 10:13 am (UTC)

every picture you post makes me melt.
17th-Jan-2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! :D
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