Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cooking Lab - Tofu Stir Fry in Oyster Sauce

"What? You don't like Tofu?" Ok, I admit, tofu is very bland when eaten alone, but it is full of good nutritious value. If you cook it flavourfully, tofu can taste better than a minute steak. 

I like this tofu dish so much, I didn't even mind that it does not contain meat. :)

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

How to make a tofu dish tasty and delicious? The trick is to select the right tofu type and the right seasonings. 


- 1 pack of firm tofu (4 slices) 
- 200g green scallions 
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil 
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
- 1/2 teaspoon chicken powder 
- White pepper to season 
- 30g seaweed flakes 
- 5g white roasted sesame seeds 
- 4 cherry tomato 


1. Remove the tofu from the package. Drain and rinse the tofu under running water. Pat dry.

2. Slice the firm tofu with irregular angles. This trick is to ensure there are more surface areas for the tofu to absorb the sauce.

3. Cut the green scallions in lengthway. Approximately 1/2 finger-size.

4. Add oil in a wok/fry-pan over high heat.

5. Pan-fry the tofu slices until lightly golden and crispy on both sides.

6. Season with white pepper and chicken powder.

7. Add in the green shallots.

8. Add soy sauce and let the tofu slices and the shallots to fully absorb the sauce.

9.Lastly, add the oyster sauce for a sweet flavour and that golden glistering glaze.

10. Serve on small individual plate.

11. Garnish with seaweed flakes and roasted sesame seeds.

This dish will convince anyone to give Tofu another go. 

This a healthy fast vegetarian stir-fry. A perfect side dish to complement any rice or noodle dishes.