Sunday, August 15, 2010

My 300th Post - Steamed Prawns With Tofu And Glass Noodles 蝦球粉絲蒸豆腐



I have been enjoying the joy of cooking and eating tofu of late, something I was not able to do too freely when the cooking arrangement at the tummies' was in place. The variety of tofu (both fresh and dried) that we are able to get nowadays will take me a separate post to list them all*. It is the cheapest form of protein available, low in calories not to mention its versatility in so many cuisines. For non tofu lovers, I hope you will give tofu a second chance and come explore with me the beauty and endless possibilities  of this ancient superfood. This is a simple dish I came up with using leftover ingredients and the result is very agreeable indeed. Feel free to replace the tofu with silken or egg tofu. Scallops will be equally tasty cooked this way. This is also my 300th post and I would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support and encouragement.  
P.S *the wonderful world of tofu  - a post on different types of tofu and their usages coming soon so stay tuned!



recipe from the tummies' kitchen
serves 2 to 3 as part of a Chinese meal
you'll need;
firm white tofu*
6 medium size prawns**, peeled keeping the tails intact
1 packet of glass/mung bean noodles, soaked and drained
1 spring onion, julienne
crispy garlic and garlic oil
* replace white tofu with silken tofu or Japanese egg tofu.
** fresh scallops will work just as well.

for the sauce;
3 tbs of light soy
1 tbs of Chinese cooking wine
1/2 tbs of sugar
dash of sesame oil
dash of white pepper
a little grated ginger


Cut tofu into 5 x 5 x 1 cm squares.



Soaked mung bean noodles in hot water for 5 minutes and drained.


Peel prawns, make a slit on each prawn and pierce the tail over making a little "prawn ball" repeat the rest.



A little fun before assembling the dish for steaming.



Wrap tofu with mung bean noodles and top with a prawn ball.



Ladle the sauce over and steam on medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes.



Top with julienne spring onions and drizzle with a little crispy garlic and garlic oil.



Serve immediately as part of a Chinese meal. Both tofu and glass noodles has no taste of their own but they should have absorbed all the beautiful cooking juices through the steaming process.

58 comments:

  1. I love mung bean noodles! People sometimes get them confused with glass noodles... but I digress.. I shall try this when I next feel like cooking =)

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  2. Beautiful dish my friend. Cngratulations on your 300th post!

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  3. Great work! Looking forward to many more exciting posts from you.
    This is a very beautiful looking dish!

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  4. heres to many more mouth watering posts

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  5. Congratulations on your 300th post and producing such a wonderful dish. I love tofu and I will be trying out this very soon!

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  6. That recipe looks delicious and healthy

    congratulations for your 300th post

    saludos desde España :)

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  7. Harriet from CarltonAugust 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Congratulations! Lovely dish and I am looking forward to your tofu posts :)

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  8. Congratulations!! I love tofu too - can't wait to see more about it here on your delicious blog!

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  9. Congratulations buddy! Another beautiful dish and like many other of your readers I am looking forward to more great posts from you!

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  10. I'm planning to cook tofu for dinner tonight and just got the idea from you, thanks a lot :))

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  11. Tahniah Tummy dah 300th post semoga terus berblog dgn posting yang sungguh menarik:)

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  12. Congratulations ! looking forward more mouth watering dishes from you. Nice to know you via blogging..

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  13. Hey, congratulations! Wishing you many more to come 400th, 500th.... I am almost there too! hehe... Btw, the steamed tofu with prawns looks pretty yummy. Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Best wishes,
    Kristy

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  14. Wow, 300 posts in less than a year, you've done a good job! Tofu and prawns combine very well as well I think, it looks great :)!

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  15. Congrats on your 300th post...I look forward to many more...I love your presentation on this dish.

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  16. 300 posts in less than a year? wow...
    A very delicious-looking tofu dish!

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  17. congrats! Love what you are able to come up with the leftovers. Love tofu so bring it on.
    P.S Love the 300 with the prawns and noodles lol

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  18. 恭喜恭喜! 一定要試!

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  19. ขอแสดงความยินดี เต้าหู้รัก

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  20. Un plat plein de couleurs et de saveurs.
    C'est toujours un plaisir de passer te voir.
    Happy weekend an see soon.

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  21. Happy 300th! Your shrimp-&-noodle 300 pic is cute. :-)

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  22. Love mung noodles and do love tofu - so look forward to more ideas and how to use the different varieties. And congrats on the 300th post! What a great milestone!

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  23. That dish looks good! Especially the prawns on top of it!:D Congrats onyour 300th post too...that's pretty awesome!

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  24. This dish looks so stylish; I bet it tastes delicious as well.

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  25. congratulations! Love tofu and want more!

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  26. I am so happy about you reaching your 300th post! Looking forward to all the tofu dishes!

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  27. Oh wow! that looks so good. congras on 300th post.. :0

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  28. Congrats! Loving everything you have done :)

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  29. Very good! I hope you will be doing better! Love the beautiful toful dish sx

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  30. I am looking forward to the 400th and 500th! Beautiful dish!

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  31. Congratulations on 300 posts - it's taken you less time then it took for me to get to 100. A great achievement!

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  32. Wow, you are tireless! Well done on your 300th post, and that is a yummy looking dish. I love egg tofu :)

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  33. This looks delicious! I wish I could find some exotic ingredients in my little city! Congratulations on the big 300!

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  34. What a beautiful post. You've made me very hungry and I'm looking forward to trying this in the future. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  35. The garnish made the whole dish look "regal".
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  36. Your dish looks excellent! Congrats on your 300th post and I'm looking forward to many future posts! Way to go!!!

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  37. Congratulations, dear 3 hungry tummies! It is always a pleasure to read your blog, and may it go on like this for many more years!

    :)

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  38. Congratulations on your 300 posts. I think this is the most delicious dish because I love tofu and prawns.Thumbs Up!
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  39. oh htey are so pretty! totally cool looking :))

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  40. Hi tummy! neway congrats!!! 300post!! byk tuuu kalau saya pening hari2 nak masak apa :D asyik ulang tayang jerr menu yg sama :D udang ni mmg i akn cuba mmg suke dgn sume2 ingredients dia ;-) tq!!!

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  41. Wow, 300 posts! Congrats! These look so delicious.

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  42. neat recipe, I am going to try it :D and congrats on 300 posts, what an achievement :)

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  43. Congratulations! Beautiful dish for your 300th post!

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  44. Congrats on your 300th!! Looks wonderful!

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  45. Congrats! Only 6 pieces of this mouthwatering tofu? Where got enough!!

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  46. cant believe i've only recently found ur blog. it's great and keep up the good work. looking forward for the next 300 posts :)

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  47. That's quite impressive ..congrats !!Tofu looks terrific

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  48. First time visit here and i am happy i have found your blog with lots of yummy recipes in this blog world.... simple love it...

    http://www.akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  49. Creative food art...haha...love it. Congrats on your 300th post! Well done! I just enjoy all your mouth watering dishes. Thanks very much for sharing, including this one....my favourite, too...cos of the prawns :D

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  50. wow!! 300th post!! excellent! i am so amazed at your energy. i love tofu but it must have some sauce over it just like how you made it here.

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  51. Congrats on your 300th post! :) Tofu is delicious - I love it.

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  52. Congrats on your 300th post! Wow I am so impressed and you do such a wonderful job. I always enjoy reading what you make and seeing how you do it and just wished that you lived closer so I could taste it too! looking forward to many many more!

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  53. Congrats on your 300th post! This dish of yours really makes my mouth water!! Thumbs up!

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  54. OH, I am so glad I found your blog, this dish looks wonderful, I must try this recipe!

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  55. I've tried the recipe and I love it.
    Just got it posted
    http://wendyinkk.blogspot.com/2010/11/steamed-tofu-with-prawns-and-glass.html

    Thanks!!

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