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Tofu with Minced Meat

Tofu with Minced Meat Recipe

You can add mushrooms (such as hon shimeji, sliced button mushrooms) or prawns (shells & veins removed) at step 4 for a more complete meal.

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams minced pork or chicken
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp taucheo/salted soya beans (aka dou jiang, 豆酱)
  • 1 tsp dried fermented black beans rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork
  • 2 chilli padi sliced thinly; to taste
  • cornstarch slurry mix  1/2 tbsp cornstarch with 1 tbsp water
  • 150 grams firm Chinese tofu cubed
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions

(A) Marinade

  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • a few dashes white pepper powder

(B) Seasonings (mix well in a small cup)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Marinade minced meat with  (A) for about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir-fry aromatics. Heat oil in wok and add the garlic, taucheo, fermented black beans and chilli. Stir-fry for 30 seconds until aromatic.
  3. Add the marinated meat to the wok and stir fry until no longer pink, breaking the meat up to smaller bits using the spatula or turner.
  4. Add seasonings (B). Bring to a boil. Gently add beancurd cubes and simmer over low heat for 3 minutes, taking care not to break the tofu cubes.
  5. To serve, thicken with cornstarch solution and garnish with chopped spring onions.
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42 comments on “Tofu with Minced Meat”

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  2. Hi may I know which brand of salted soya beans did you use? Thanks in advance.

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  4. Hi Wiffy,
    I’m a newbie in cooking.
    I am learning from your blog and really love your detailed recipes!
    May I ask a question… for minced meat bought from market, would you rinsed it with tap water before cooking?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Cam, no don’t wash meat which is already minced. Very messy.
      If you like, you can go to wet market … usually can request the uncle to rinse the meat for you before mincing.
      Or mince the meat yourself at home (but more work).

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  6. I used to love cooking and baking when younger. But stop due to lazy to clean up after the whole process and differences in taste from children to husband.
    Two months ago, I came across your website and love your easy and detailed recipes.
    Since then, I have started to cook for my family again. They love it. And I get many praises from them too.
    A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU.

  7. I used to love cooking and baking when younger. But stop due to lazy to clean up after the whole process and differences in taste from children to husband.
    Two months ago, I came across your website and love your easy and detailed recipes.
    Since then, I have started to cook for my family again. They love it. And I get many praises from them too.
    A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU.

    • Hi Bee Lay, thanks for your sweet comment, you made me happy to know that the recipes have been well-received by your family. Happy cooking :D

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