Monday, September 20, 2010

Cold Silken Tofu With Crispy Garlic And Dried Shrimps - "Malaysian Monday 12"



I came across an old photo of this dish, one of the many dishes I prepared for my 18th birthday dinner while going through some old documents.... that was many decades ago of course. I "cooked" this quite often while I was living in Singapore as it is a rather refreshing dish for the tropics. You can always use a block of silken tofu and serve it as a proper dish instead which is what I normally do. Although very few ingredients are needed for this dish and it only takes minutes to prepare but it will blow your away with the contrasting texture and flavour.
P.S steam the tofu for a minute if you want to serve this during the colder months.



Makes 8 serving
you'll need;
1 tube of silken tofu*, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup of dried shrimps, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
1 bird chili, sliced
cooking oil
*or one block of silken tofu

for the dressing;
2 tbs of light soy
2 tbs of kecap manis (sweet soy)
1 tbs of oyster sauce
dash of sesame oil
dash of white pepper



Chop the garlic and dried shrimps.



Fry the chopped ingredients with a little oil til crispy.



Prepare the dressing.



Place tofu pieces in individual Chinese spoons and drizzle some dressing over.



Top each tofu with some crispy garlic and dried shrimps mixture and finish off with sliced chillies and spring onions.



Serve them as appetizer and they perfect for a cocktail party.



I sometimes serve it in porcelain saucers.



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36 comments:

  1. hi tummy!!! waaaaa... saya suke tofu! mesti cuba sbb mmg suke tofu n crispy garlic tuuu.. simple tp mmg sedap ni ;-) sya salin resepinyer :D thanks 4 sharing!!

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  2. oh sungguh cantik presentationnya....mesti cuba ni.....

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  3. Harriet from CarltonSeptember 20, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Bookmarked straight away! My daughter will love this!

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  4. Beautiful dish! I'll need to get some of those Chinese spoons first!

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  5. We normally just keep the tofu block whole and spread the sauce on top, then spoon out individual portions. But this way is prettier!

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  6. Love the presentations! I can't remember cooking anything when I was 18 hehe

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  7. I will surprise my housemate with this tmr....they look so pretty!

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  8. Such beautiful presentation! This is one of my favourite tofu dish. ^_^ Thanks and have a great day.
    Kristy

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  9. Love the combo of silken tofu, crispy shrimp and dark sauce! Thanks for the beautiful presentation on spoons :)

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  10. Lovely presentation and delicious tofu dish!

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  11. I am having a party in 2 weeks and I will be serving this for sure!

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  12. beautiful photography on this one Suresh. A+ ;)

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  13. Beautiful! I almost forgotten about this dish.

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  14. That looks so beautiful! Gosh, for my 18th I just took my friends to a restaurant... you're far cleverer than I! :D

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  15. They look very delicious Suresh! I will try this very soon!

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  16. cantiknyer tofu nih! terasa nak suap terus dalam mulut! hihihi... saya nak cuba jugalah!

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  17. Yum! I can smell it from here :) Lovely presentation and gorgeous photos!

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  18. looks wonderful great snap you have been a great cook for a long time YUM

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  19. very auspicious dish...tummy!!!awsome click..

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  20. Great for starter. Love how you served them in spoons...cute!

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  21. OMG! What I love here the most.
    Of course, everything!
    That's a fantastic looking dish!
    Sounds and looks so tasteful! Mmmmmmm!
    And what a magical presentation!

    Big hugs! x

    B xx

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  22. Great party appetizers. They look like a dream and I bet they taste like one too.

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  23. How can I not be seduced by them? I want some now! lol

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  24. Thank you for the inspiration!! Looks very yummy..

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  25. What a inspiring and delicious eggy tofu dish!

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  26. This is a beautiful looking dish buddy! I can imagine being very tasty too!

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  27. Wow, so pretty and appetising! Looks like you've been living in many places before settling down in Down Under!

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  28. What a beautiful presentation!! Is silken tofu actually egg tofu?

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  29. This makes a beautiful presentation. You had this much skill when you were 18? Wow!!!! You are talented.

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  30. I just love coming here a watching you work at creating your works of art! This is so stunning, and I really just want to jump through the screen and grab it!

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  31. What a beautifully done blog. This will be my first item to try. Thank you.

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  32. thanks for your recipe. I've tried it yesterday and it's yum :)

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