November 05, 2013

Braised Bean Curd (红烧豆腐) - LTU October

 Can't have enough of soy bean yet?? or still lingering in the month of October??
Hi, WAKE UP!! Hahaha!! I am in November now. Just cook this 'Braised Bean Curd' two days a go so i just post this here as a sharing ^_^ Why not as bean curd is such a nutrirional and healthy food.
Little Thumbs Up of October 2013 with the theme 'Soy Bean' and the fabulous host Mich from A piece of cake have done a great job hosting the event.  Well Done Mich!! *=D> applause
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黄豆..豆腐, 豆腐卜, 永远吃不腻!! 宝贝们都爱吃, 健康又有营养就煮呗!! 上星期六煮了'红烧豆腐'就把这贴上做小记录虽然OCT小姆说好一过去. 十月份的小姆子说好, 被Mich (A piece of cake)办的很棒*=D> applause  ^_^ 请到看看吧

My family love this dish, you can see this appear in our dinning table quite often. This is a quick to cook dish. It can be prepared in only 15-20 minutes if you have all the ingredients ready. I believe other then tofu you will have all the ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry. 

There is leek, carrot, chicken, dried shiitake mushroom and of course soft tofu in this dish. It is really quite simple to cook this. First rub some sea salt onto the soft tofu. Cut the tofu into 4.

Pan-fry the tofu until it is golden brown. Frying the tofu will makes the tofu more flavourful and will no break into pieces when braising. Heat up some oil in a wok or skillet,  add in slice ginger and chopped leek ( the white part) saute until it is fragrant.  Add in slice shiitake mushroom, slice carrot, slice leek and stir fried for 1-2 minutes. Add in light soy sauce, stir to mix well, pour in chicken stock or water. Add in oyster sauce and let it boiled,  turn the heat to low and simmer it for about 5-8 minutes or until the sauce have reduce a little and the carrot have soften. Add a little starch solution to thicken the sauce and it is ready to SERVE.

 Sam and Seanan loves tofu very much but Shawn is a bit fussy. He will see how it is  cooked  to decide whether he likes it or not ><
The front thumb is Sam (long and skinny thumb :D) and the one at the back is Seanan (round and chubby thumb) :D

Let check out the recipe now.
Braised Tofu (红烧豆腐)
recipe source: Doreen /mui mui

5 pieces soft tofu (i used homemade tofu)
100 g chicken breast meat, slice into thick strips. marinate 
2 slices of ginger
3 leeks, cut a slit from top to bottom and rinse well under cold water. Chopped the white part and slice the pale green part diagonally in 1/4" thick
3 pc dried shiitake mushroom, washed then soaked in 150 ml water, keep the soaked water
1/2 carrot,  peeled and sliced thinly (i uses a cookie cutter to cut out some star shape :p)
100 ml water

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp corn starch
1 tbsp water

To do:
1. Cut the bean curd into 4 equal squares pieces. Soaked the mushroom until soften, squeeze out the excess water, save the soaking water. Marinate the chicken with 1 tsp of soy sauce. 1l4 tsp oil and 1/4 tsp of corn starch.

2.  In a wok or skillet, heat up some oil until hot. Pan-fry the bean curd until golden brown. Dish up excess oil, leave only 3 tbsp of oil in the wok add in ginger, leek (white part only) and mushroom stir-fry until aroma.

3. Add in marinated chicken, fried until it turn white. Add in carrot, leek (green part) and bean curd pieces, briefly stir-fry then add in soy sauce, oyster sauce and salt to taste. Give it another quick stir, Add in soaking water and water, cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes. Mixed corn starch with 1 tbsp of water, turn up the heat,  stir in the corn solution and cook until it is thickened. Serve this pipping hot with steamed rice.

Join us in Little Thumb Up and share your fabulous dish or bake with everyone!! 
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me my little favourite DIY  hosted by Mich from Piece of Cake,

Theme : Soy Bean for Oct 2013

The Little Thumbs Up event starts on first Tuesday of the month until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is Soy Beans for Oct 2013 and link with us at this post anytime until 31st Oct 2013. 
Mich, Zoe and I would like to emphasise that the chosen Soy Beans theme for next month includes soy-related products such as:
- tofu
- tempeh
- soya bean milk
- soya sauce only as main ingredient (minimal 2 tsp)
- miso

So, please do not restrict yourself with just soya beans if you wish to cook or bake for this event. 

Don't forget your thumbs up or display this badge! And make sure that: (1) Your post must be a current post preferably within this month. (2) Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY or/and Mich from Piece of Cake. For more details, please see this.

What after Oct 2013? Vivian from Vivian Pang's Kitchen will be the next hostess of November 2013 and her theme is Oats!

All the upcoming ingredient themes and hosts for the forthcoming months are listed at "Little Thumbs Up" side bar of my blog and hope that you can join in the fun of this event. Thumbs up! 


  1. 这道我喜欢,可以捞多多饭吃,呵呵♥

  2. I loves this too, but never cook myself before, normally eat from mix rice stall...

  3. haha, your son is always your no.1 fan there! i like this tofu dish & i can eat this with just white rice.

  4. Doreen , I love this kind of homey and hearty dish ! Just delicious !

  5. Hi Mui Mui, delicious braised tofu, I love this anytime with extra rice.


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