Tuesday 26 May 2020

Beancurd in Black Pepper Sauce 黑椒豆干

* in collaboration with Fortune Food Manufacturing 鸿运 for Pasar Tau Kwa (Beancurd)

Asians are normally used to cooking with Firmed or Softened Tofu. The Fortune Pasar Tau Kwa I am using here is firmed tofu that's good for deep frying, stir frying or pan frying. This Beancurd in Black Pepper Sauce 黑椒豆干 goes best with plain porridge or rice. It's so flavourful and tangy! And good for all occasions! You can challenge yourself by making your own Black Pepper Sauce, but I have made it even simpler by just using store-bought Black Pepper Sauce to whip up this delicious and presentable dish!


Main Ingredients (enough for 2 to 4 pax) :
  • 1 packet of Fortune Pasar Tau Kwa
  • 1 fresh red chili (sliced for garnishing)
  • 1 sprig coriander (for garnishing)
  • a pinch of salt
  • cooking oil

Seasonings for Black Pepper Sauce (mix all seasonings in a bowl)  : 
  • 2 tbsp black pepper sauce or paste
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp sugar (or to taste)

Method : 
  1. Cut Tau Kwa to preferred bite size or cubes.Use paper towel to pat dry all sides of Tau Kwa cubes.
  2. Add a pinch of salt to gently rub through Tau Kwa cubes. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat cooking oil in pan. When oil is hot, turn to medium heat and pan fry Tau Kwa cubes to light golden brown (about 1 to 2 minutes on each side). Remove Tau Kwa cubes from pan and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, add all black pepper sauce seasonings. Stir well and allow to simmer till bubbling. 
  5. Fold in fried Tau Kwa cubes and ensure all sides are coated with black pepper sauce. Allow to simmer for another 1 minute till sauce thicken slightly. Turn off heat. 
  6. Sprinkle chili and coriander garnishing. 
  7. Serve whilst hot.
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