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Sweet and sour tofu

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Tofu or bean curd, sometimes called the “The Cheese of Asia”, is a highly nutritious, protein-rich and delicious food. Its high quality protein content makes a good substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes. Tofu may also be high in calcium and/or magnesium, depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing. If it is made with calcium, the end product will be a valuable source of calcium for those who are lactose-intolerant. Tofu is also low on calories and saturated fat. In view of all these nutritional values and health benefits, it is a good choice to include tofu in the diet of our growing kids.


Besides its nutritious qualities, I adore tofu for its versatility, texture, flavor, inexpensive, wide range of variety etc etc….the list can go on and on. It’s really an amazing food! It gives me plenty of cooking ideas too. Just like this simple home-cooked dish based on my personal concoction with pressed tofu as the star ingredient.


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Pressed tofu (or dried tofu) is an extra firm variety of tofu whereby a large amount of water content being pressed out of it. So, I sliced the pressed tofu in rectangular shapes and then pan-fried them to create some chewy bites. Combining with a little minced meat and sweetcorns, and flavoured with sweet and sour sauce, makes this tofu dish more appealing to young children’s tastebuds. It may be welcomed by kids who reject soft tofu. Serve with warm rice* and handful of green peas, this dish will be a wholesome and healthy meal that your family can enjoy too.

* Note: Do you notice that the rice in my photo is a bit yellowish? They are millets, another highly nutritious grain. You can go to this post (millet porridge) to read more about it.


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52 Comments

  1. j3ss kitch3n says:

    the tofu looks good! i love it!

  2. MaryMoh says:

    Mmmm…one I would love with rice. Love that cute little flower on top that you made with sweet corn :D

  3. anncoo says:

    Lovely and healthy dish. I must eat extra rice with this delicious tofu. Making me hungry now…

  4. Mmmm ironically with me being mostly vegetarian but my bf hating beans, tofu is one of the few proteins we both like. This looks fantastic!

  5. I adore tofu too! Your tofu creation looks simply delicious and fabulous!

  6. Little Inbox says:

    Another great way to enjoy hard beancurd.

  7. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Yummy! This look a lot like what I cooked yesterday except mine is spicy and not sweet and sour.

  8. tigerfish says:

    This dish must be so tasty! I love it. I enjoy millet too!

  9. Joanne says:

    I absolutely ADORE tofu and am always trying to find new ways to prepare it! This one sounds seriously delicious to me! Love the sound of that sweet and sour sauce.

  10. I just stir-fried tau gua with minced meat for dinner yesterday! Yours sound so much better! Love the corn flower =) so cute

  11. It’s a lovely dish. I always keep a packet of tofu in my fridge, versatile for stir-frying and making soups.

  12. I could have finished the whole bowl! Looks so good!

  13. They are known as the “Cheese of Asia” – Hmmmm….I did not know that! I don’t have kids but I can tell you – I would love this dish myself.

  14. this dish looks great, tofu dish is always my favourite.

  15. mycookinghut says:

    Looks really healthy and lovely! I really like how you arrange the sweet corn :)

  16. noobcook says:

    sweet and sour always work for me. This goes so well with rice :)

  17. marla says:

    This tofu sounds healthy & delish, love the plum sauce in this recipe.

  18. Looks delicious LK! I’ve never cooked with plum sauce.. think I should go out and buy some…

  19. I’m a fan of tofu and its versatility. The sweet and sour sauce with it sounds great. Looks like a fantastic meal!

  20. A great dish good for any age. I adore your adding of plum sauce : ).

  21. sweetlife says:

    what a great dish, my kiddos would devour this, they love plum sauce!!

    sweetlife

  22. Pei-Lin says:

    I love tofu! Pan-fried pressed tofu is one of my fave snacks! Your way of making this dish, using pressed tofu, looks mouthwatering! Definitely healthy, too. Speaking of millet porridge, I haven’t tried it … A good gluten-free alternative …

  23. sandra says:

    i tried this last saturday.. YUM YUM!!! my daughter and i loved it!

  24. sandra says:

    i just realised, just looking at the picture made me excited enuf and i went ahead to make my own recipe just based on ur title! hahaha… i didnt even see that ur recipe had onions in it! hee.. (see just ur pictures and titles are good enuf!)

    I used one small red onion (sliced) and one tau kwa and half a pkt of minced meat for 2 adults and one tod.. and i cooked it like sweet sour pork style lor..

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