Honey Sesame Tofu

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This vegetarian dish, featuring tofu in a honey and sesame sauce, is bursting with flavor and is bound to please your taste buds!

Let's start cooking!

Deep fry tau kwa in a pot of oil

Step 1- Prepare tau kwa

  • Cut tau kwa into cubes and pat dry using paper towel.
  • In a bowl, add tau kwa, 2 Tbsp of cornstarch, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Mix well to coat tau kwa evenly.
  • In a pot half filled with oil on medium heat, deep-fry the tofu until golden.
  • Remove from pan and drain on plate lined with paper towels.
Fry garlic, ginger,red chilli to make honey sesame sauce

Step 2- Make honey sesame sauce

  • In a wok on medium heat, add 1 Tbsp sesame oil and 1 Tbsp vegetable oil. When hot, add 1 tsp grated ginger and 2 tsp chopped garlic. Fry until golden and fragrant.
  • Add 2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp brown sugar, 4 Tbsp water, 2 tsp honey, peanuts, 1 Tbsp red chili paste, onions and red chilies. Season with ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper.
Thicken honey sesame sauce with cornstarch and water

Step 3- Thicken honey sesame sauce

  • Dissolve 2 Tbsp cornstarch in 1 cup water and add to the wok.
  • On high heat, add in fried tofu cubes, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add sesame seeds and spring onions (green part only) to the wok.
    You can serve this dish as a side or main dish.
Although most people see white sesame used in food, there are also yellow, black, and red sesame seeds

Garnish and Serve!

Honey sesame tofu in a bowl

Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice!

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