Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat

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Steamed tofu is a delicious way to a healthy meal. Using silken tofu and pairing it with a sweet and savoury meat sauce makes the dish extremely appetizing. This recipe can be adapted into a vegetarian version by simply omitting the meat.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins

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Steamed Tofu in Sweet Soy Sauce, Tauhu Kukus Ayam Cincang

Malaysian, Singaporean


Ingredients

Servings:  
1 tofu (silken)
1⁄2 tbsp oil
1⁄2 yellow onion(s)
1 garlic clove(s)
2 shiitake mushroom(s)
4 tbsp water
1 tbsp corn flour
100 g minced meat
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
1 scallions
1⁄2 chilli peppers (fresh)

Nutrition per Serving

268 kcal
15 g
13 g
27 g

Community Food Snaps

Very yummy, love it
I like the combination of minced chicken, mushroom, onion, oyster sauce on warm tofu.  It went so well with rice.  Thumbs up for Nyonya Cooking.
accidentally used dark soy sauce but is still great!
I added more mince meat because my son don't like mushrooms & a little too much dark soy sauce. But my son say it's yummy. Thank you :)

Background

Steamed tofu with minced meat is a Chinese recipe which is very easy to prepare. Tofu by itself is bland and does not have much taste. It needs to be complemented with other ingredients to bring up its flavour. This is my to-go recipe and is really very easy to prepare. This is the perfect dish to cook if you are looking for an easy yet delicious recipe. Moreover, steaming retains most of the nutrients of the tofu.

How to steam tofu without a steamer?

Besides using an electronic steamer, tofu can be steamed in a pan, pot or wok. All you need to do is to bring the water in the pan to boil, then place the plate of tofu into the pan and cover it. Reduce heat to the minimum and allow it to steam for about 10 minutes.

What type of tofu to use?

Silken tofu is best used in this recipe. Otherwise, medium or hard tofu may also be used. Before steaming, do remove excess water by placing weight on a piece of kitchen paper on top of the tofu for at least 5 minutes.

Vegetarian steamed tofu

If you are a vegetarian, skip the meat and double the amount of shiitaki mushrooms. Substitute mushroom sauce instead of oyster sauce.


Steps to Prepare

Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 1 tofu (silken)

Place tofu on the plate and add weight on it to extract excess water.

Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat Step 2

Step 2 of 4

    • 1⁄2 tbsp oil
    • 1⁄2 yellow onion(s)
    • 1 garlic clove(s)
    • 2 shiitake mushroom(s)
    • 4 tbsp water
    • 1 tbsp corn flour
    • 100 g minced meat
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)

Mix oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce and soy sauce to meat and marinate for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry minced garlic and minced onions until fragrant. Add marinated meat, mushrooms and continue to stir fry. Add water. Mix cornstarch with a bit of water. Add to gravy to thicken it.

Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat Step 3

Step 3 of 4

Steam tofu for 10 minutes. Remove tofu from steamer and drain excess water.

Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat Step 4

Step 4 of 4

    • 1 scallions
    • 1⁄2 chilli peppers (fresh)

Pour gravy on top of steamed tofu. Garnish with sliced scallions and chillies.

Published: September 7, 2013


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