Chinese Traditional Braised Tofu Recipe

Summer is coming, and getting in front of the stove is not always pleasant. This method of cooking the tofu will change your view of the tofu, because usually it's pretty hard to grab the tofu without a spoon, well, after you boil it, the tofu will be more solid like a solid pudding. This recipe is very simple and super traditional, and it's very tasty even when it's just pulled out of the fridge, perfect for the hot days.

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Difficult

Easy

Servings

4

Preparation time

5 min

Cooking Time

3 min

Ingredients

  • 1 block of fresh tofu
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Green shallot
  • 1/2 Red Chili oil
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Starch

Instructions

1

Wash the scallions and cut it

2

Cut the tofu in small blocks

3

Boil some water in a pot first, add salt, soak the tofu for 30/45 seconds max, then pull out the blocks

4

Put some oil in a pan and pour in the tofu

5

Add soy sauce, add salt, a little sugar,  cooking wine, chili oil (according to your own taste), stir well

6

Pour the seasoning in the tofu

7

Slowly stir fry with a small fire for 2 minutes

8

Adjust with some water and starch

9

Turn off the fire and sprinkle the scallions, in 3 minutes here's your braised tofu!