Stuffed Tofu with Pork
It has been a busy week.. plus it was my birthday 3 days ago! Ahh.. getting another year older.. ops!!! Anyway, we should have gone out for dinner but the restaurant was fully booked even if we booked it a month before my birthday! However, we managed to reserve a table for 2 next Friday! I am so looking forward to dine in this restaurant, which I will tell you all about it next week! 🙂
It was also exactly 2 years ago on the 28th October that my food blog was named My Cooking Hut. So, indirectly, it was kind of like a 2 year anniversary for My Cooking Hut 3 days ago, how cool is that?
Just a day before my birthday, I baked a lot of Triple Chocolate Brownies and Madeleines to share them with my work colleagues. They absolutely loved the brownies and madeleines!! I came back with empty boxes which was a good sign and received good feedback from them, which made me feel really flattered! 🙂
Today, I am going to share a very easy dish. It’s stuffed tofu with pork. Tofu is of Chinese origin, but it’s widely used in other Asian countries too. It has very little flavour on its own, thus, to make an interesting tofu dish, the accompanied ingredients are really important. There are many types of tofu; silken tofu, firm tofu, and dried tofu, which are commonly used in Asian kitchen.
This time, I pair tofu with minced pork. Instead of using minced pork as an ingredient in the sauce, I have opted to stuff minced pork in the tofu. Then, dress stuffed tofu with some vegetables in a light sauce. It is extremely easy to get this done for a healthy dinner.
For the Stuffed Tofu with Pork:
4 square blocks, firm tofu, cut into triangles
3-4 tbsp sunflower oil
200g minced pork
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp corn flour
1 carrot, diced
1 small courgette/zuchinni, diced
a pinch of white pepper
4-5 tbsp water
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1. Cut tofu into equal triangles. Using a knife, carefully cut around the edges of the long side of triangle. Make the incision slightly more than half way through the tofu. Make sure you don’t cut through.
2. Use a teaspoon to remove the tofu from the middle of each triangle. Be very careful to keep the pouch intact. Set aside the tofu that is take out from the middle.
3. In small bowl, mix minced pork, tofu crumb, oyster sauce, soya sauce, white pepper, sesame oil, and corn flour.
4. With a teaspoon, scoop the filling and stuff in to the middle part of the tofu as much as you could fit in. Shape the stuffing with your hands. Repeat this to the rest of the tofu pieces.
5. Heat up a pan with oil enough to pan fry, pan fry each side of the tofu until golden brown. It takes about 15- 20 minutes to brown each piece of tofu and cook through the stuffing. Once all cooked, set tofu aside.
6. Use back the same pan, drizzle some oil, put in the chopped garlic and cook until fragrant and slightly brown. Then, put in carrots and courgette/zucchini. Add in the sauce and cook until tender. Add in more water if necessary.
7. Add back the cooked tofu to warm up. Coat tofu with the sauce. Sprinkle some chili flakes if you wish. Serve warm.
Once again Happy Belated Birthday!! That must be some fancy restaurant you are going to. Looking forward to your posting of it. By the way, I love stuffed tofu of Yong Tau foo 🙂
Thank you, Gertrude. Yeah, it's a restaurant that I have always been wanting to go! 🙂
Hey, that reminds me of tahu bakso which we eat with spicy peanut sauce.
Anyway, Happy Belated Bday!!!
Hi! Thanks for the bday wishes. I checked tahu bakso, looks the same!! 🙂 Spicy peanut sauce sounds great to me!!
Happy belated birthday! Stay young & pretty always!!! Oh, this dish reminds me of yong tau foo – a dressed up, healthy version 🙂 Enjoy your special dinner and do include pics of yourself, in addition to your food! 😉
Thanks!! I will enjoy my dinner.. this coming Friday 😉
Happy belated birthday (both to you and your blog!) 🙂
This looks great, am bookmarking it. It's also reminded me (and my boyfriend who I've just shown this to) of yong tau foo, both of us are now craving for it! Lol.
Thanks, Su-yin! Yeah… yong tau foo.. something that I haven't had for a long long time!! 🙂
Happy Belated Birthday! Love your mini stuffed tofu 😀 They look cute.
Thank you! 😉
oh something we ate very regularly when i was little. we'll have eggplants, chilies and bitter gourd stuffed as well. thanks for bringing back mt childhood memories!! congratulations on your 2nd year anniversary!!
Thank you! I love this dish as it goes really well with rice.
Happy belated birthday, Leemei! Minced meat in young tau foo is one of my favourite dishes, your version with assorted vegetables looks great!
Thanks, Grace! 🙂
Happy belated Birthday. Nice stuffed tofu.
Thank you! 🙂
thanks for spending time going thru my blog i really appreciate that. XXX
added u on my blog list. I think u r one of the most unpretentious blogger cheers!!!
I like your blog!! There are already a few recipes that I will try making at home! 😉
Happy birthday! This dish looks really, really good. Nice job!
Thanks for the bday wish!
happy belated birthday! we love this dish too, and like to stuff in woodear mushrooms and clear bean thread noodles as well.
Thank you! Woodear mushrooms and clear bean thread noodles sound like a good combo for me.. I will give this a try next time! 🙂
Beautiful tofu sitting on a bed of healthy greens. Lovely recipe.
Happy belated birthday and blogoversary! Love tofu with minced pork anytime 🙂
Happy B day! The tofu looks delicious. I never thought about making it myself because it’s so delicate. You give me the incentive to give it a try some day.
Thank you, Wendy, for the bday wish! I think once you get the hang of making the first one, it will get easier.. Let me know once you try! 🙂
I love tofu and pork,must cook those once ina week for Mishu!! but didn't stuff pork pork into tofu yet! must try your recipe one day soon!! Happy belated birthday:)
Thanks for the bday wish, Lesley.. Let me know once you try if you like it.
Happy belated birthday!
Hey Lee Mei, Happy Belated Birthday! A year older is a year wiser too! The tofus look super good!!! Yummy!
Hey, thanks! I like that saying… I am getting wiser every year … ehheheh!!
Happy belated birthday to you and your blog ! 😉
祝你永远美丽，健康！生日快乐！The stuffed tofu looks so yummilicious! They make me craving for some yong tao fu now………..
谢谢！Tao fu is one of those ingredients that I find it simple but sophisticated! 🙂
Happy belated birthdays to you & your blog!! I strongly believe your blog has helped many Malaysians & foodies of all kinds out there in satisfying their cravings for comfort foods from home … because I was one of them!! =)
Leemei, your photography & styling are absolutely stunning, too! Keep it up yea?
Cheers from Malaysia
Thanks for your comment! You give me more motivation to do better for my blog! 🙂 I am glad that you find my blog informative.. I will keep it up!! 🙂
ooo yum!!Happy belated bithday!!
This was a great recipe – easy yet delicious! And your pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for dropping by, Cynthia!
Glad that you love this recipe. 🙂
Your photos are fantastic – and happy belated birthday!
Hi, I would like to try out this dish. Refer to No. 6 in method, what are the sauces you were referring to? Is it oyster sauce and and soya sauce too which were earlier used to marinate the mince pork? Just pan fry the stuffed tofu and do not need to deep fry in a wok with lots of oil? Thank you.
Thanks for dropping by!
In method 6, it is the Oyster sauce I was referring to, which is added with water to make the sauce for this dish.
I would say put the oil half way covering the tofu.