This is one of my favorite chinese tofu recipes. What I like most about it is the fried garlic coated with oyster sauce! I am always the one eating any fried garlic stuck at the bottom of the bowl, it tastes so good! On top, I am a huge fan of salty foods, and oyster sauce just so happens to be salty. Easy deduction here : I LOVE OYSTER SAUCE! During my trip to Canada last year…no, wait a minute, that would be LAST-last year *I forgot we’re already 2011 now!*. Anyway, during my trip that time, my dad (ya, he is a great cook too…when mom goes on “cooking” strike ) made this succulent chinese tofu with garlic sauce and I devoured it! We used to eat it back home, but it had been such a long time since I had the chance of putting these delicious tofu pieces in my mouth. I promptly took the recipe from my Dad and observed him in the kitchen, while listening to his special “cooking class”. No need to say him opening the oyster sauce bottle, I went wooohooooooo, oyster sauce! Yes, I know, I have issues -.- .Someone told me I eat too many nuts, that’s why I am…nuts =S.
Anyway, I guarantee you will love this chinese tofu recipe with garlic sauce! Enjoy!
Chinese tofu with garlic sauce recipe
1 small box of firm tofu, washed and cut into bite-sized cubes (about 10-15 cubes)
1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
5 cloves garlic
1. Take the tofu pieces and one by one, coat them with little cornstarch powder. Roll them in the cornstarch powder to coat them.
2. Heat oil in a deep-frying pan and fry the tofu pieces. Drain and keep.
3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry garlic pieces until golden brown.
4. Add oyster sauce, mix, add tofu pieces. Mix to coat the tofu pieces.
5. Done! Now, wasn’t that a simple chinese recipe?