HEARTY & HEALTHY

JAPANESE TOFU PUFF WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE

Japanese Tofu Puff with black bean sauce is one of the best and most delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes that you can cook. It is perfect if you want to go meatless some days. Trust us, once you try this savory and tasteful recipe, you will be amazed at how good vegetarian dishes can taste.

The most important thing to consider for this recipe is to find the best tofu you can. No worries, you can find good soya bean products online in Malaysia, such as at Everbest.

But what is good tofu?

There are lots of tofu you can choose from, but the best tofu is the one that taste freshly made and is packed with the essence of soybean flavor. The good news is that you can find a wide variety of soya bean products such as tofu puffs, silken tofu, tofu skin, and more in Malaysia without any problem.

As you may already know, tofu, also known as bean curd, is made of condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid white blocks in a process similar to cheesemaking. There are many benefits of eating tofu, such as:

  • It is an important source of protein for many vegetarians and vegans
  • It may help lower bad LDL cholesterol
  • It may offer relief for certain symptoms of menopause 
  • One block of tofu only contains 177 calories

As with all soya food products, tofu improves your overall health and well being, plus it helps avoid obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Tofu can be eaten in several ways as it can be added to a wide variety of recipes. Many people in Malaysia eat soya food product instead of eggs for breakfast, lunch or a snack, or even a vegan pot pie for dinner.

For this recipe, we choose Everbest’s Japanese Tofu Puff. Not only is it already pre-cut into convenient pieces, it is also fried at a high temperature which gives it a beautiful golden exterior. The Japanese Tofu Puff are also convenient to use and have a longer shelf life compared to fresh tofu making them the ideal choice for this recipe.

TOFU WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packet Everbest Japanese Tofu Puff
  • 3 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried fermented black beans, rinsed
  • 2 scallions, cut into large pieces, whites and greens separated
  • A few fresh or dried red chillies, deseeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • ½ tablespoon light soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

Directions

Step # 1 Cook the Garlic, Dried Black Beans, Scallions and Chillies
Get your wok ready and place it over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil, garlic, dried black beans, the white parts of the scallions and chopped chillies. How much chillies you use depends on your preference, or you can use none at all.

Step # 2 Stir and Cook Everything
Stir and cook everything together (approximately 1 minute). Make sure not to burn the garlic.
Now, it is time to add the tofu, Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, sugar and the green parts of the scallions.

Step # 3 Stir The Cornstarch Mixture
Unlike conventional tofu Everbest’s Japanese Tofu Puff are more resilient hence you can stir them in the sauce without worrying about breaking them. Once the mixture is bubbling, it is time to stir your cornstarch mixture. Make sure it is completely dissolved.
Then add it to the wok or skillet. It is important to stir gently and quickly until the sauce has thickened and evenly coats the tofu.

Step # 4 Enjoy!
Finally, serve the tofu with black bean sauce right away with rice on the side! Enjoy!