There are many delicious tofu dishes I grew up eating and this fried tofu recipe is one of them. Tofu is very popular in Chinese cuisine. It is made from soybeans, that is, by coagulating soy milk. There are many kinds of tofu: soft tofu, firm tofu, fermented tofu and others. If you want to know more about tofu, click here.
Because of the various kinds of tofu available on the market, there are thousands of ways to cook tofu. Cooking tofu is actually fun! In this recipe, I will be using extra firm tofu, along with oyster sauce. This can be made an asian vegetarian recipe by using vegetarian oyster sauce. Vegetarian oyster sauce is made from mushrooms, compared to the usual oyster sauce which is made from oysters. Also, oyster sauce contains MSG, so if you are concerned about this, you can always look for the NON-MSG oyster sauce versions.
Fried tofu with oyster sauce recipe
5 slices of extra firm tofu, each about 2cm thick
5 branches of scallions/spring onions/green onions, cut finger-size, white part and green part separate
1 tsp oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1. Cut each slice of firm tofu again, about 2cm in width. You will get rectangles of firm tofu.
2.Fry the tofu in oil on both sides until golden brown. Remove and keep.
3.In the same oil, fry the chopped garlic until crispy.
4.Add the oyster sauce and fry for 30 seconds.
5.Add the fried tofu and mix.
6.Add the white part of the scallions. Fry until mid-soft.
7.Add the green part of the scallions. Fry for another 30 seconds.
8.Serve with a bowl of rice.