Tofu in Tomato Sauce - Đậu Phụ Sốt Cà Chua
Tofu in Tomato Sauce - Đậu Phụ Sốt Cà Chua
Dig into this quick and easy Vietnamese side dish recipe by Helen Le from Home Cooked: Vietnam.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Sauteing
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Yield 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 block Firm Tofu
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 2 Tomatoes 200g, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Fish sauce (or Soy sauce)
  • Spring Onion/ Pepper/ Chilli Pepper to garnish
  • Vegetable Oil
Method
  1. Wrap the tofu block in a few layers of paper towel. Stack a plate on top to create pressure. Leave for 5 minutes to remove the excess water. Then unwrap, pat dry and cut into rectangular pieces (2 x 1 x 1.5 inch)
  2. Deep‐fry (or pan‐fry) the tofu cubes
  3. In a sauce pan or a wok, heat 1 tablespoonp vegetable oil and fry the minced garlic until fragrant. Then add the diced tomato, sugar and fish sauce. Cook for 3 minutes on medium high heat until the tomatoes produce some liquid
  4. Then toss in the freshly fried tofu and stir well to coat the tofu with the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce thickens or is absorbed by the tofu
  5. Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle chopped onion, pepper or chilli pepper on top. Serve with hot steamed rice

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