Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stuffed Tofu Puffs With Sweet And Spicy Sauce


I would like to introduce you to another popular snack from Malaysia, Stuffed Tofu Puffs with Sweet and Spicy Sauce. They are usually sold in larger sized tofu puffs which are not available here in Vancouver. So, I am using the smaller ones which works just as well and they are easier to eat. As for the sauce, if you are a vegan then just omit the shrimp paste. The sauce will taste just as good. It will thicken once it cools down and if you find it’s too thick, then just add a few spoonful of hot water to dilute the sauce. Warm the sauce in the microwave, if needed. If you like tofu puffs, I would recommend that you try this easy and tasty snack!


Stuffed Tofu Puffs With Sweet And Spicy Sauce
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients

2 Packets Tofu Puffs (90g x 2 or about 18 to 20 pcs)
250 g Beans Sprouts, blanched
1 Cucumber, peeled and shredded
1 Cup Roasted Peanuts, coarsely chopped

Sweet And Spicy Sauce
250 g Gula Melaka (Dark Palm Sugar)
250 ml Water
2 Red Chilies, seeded and finely chopped
5 Bird’s Eye Chilies, finely chopped
1 ½ tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste (Optional)
1 ½ Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
½ tsp Sea Salt
80 g Tamarind Paste, mixed with 400ml of Water, discard solids

Method

In a medium saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer on gentle heat for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the sauce has thicken slightly. Let cool completely.

Prepare the tofu puffs, sliced the puffs almost all the way through. Grill the tofu puffs lightly on both sides. Then stuff the puffs with beans sprouts and cucumber, and then top with some sweet and spicy sauce with some chopped peanuts. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6

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8 comments:

  1. This is really refreshing with a great and flavorful dipping sauce. The photo and the colors are really fresh and clean.

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  2. These are beautiful and I am sure the flavors are delightful!

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  3. Angie, you're already making me miss Malaysia There's one really good stall in PJ selling this back in Malaysia. I always go there and it's always full. Gosh....I love these, must must must try!!!! By the way, roasted shrimp paste is belacan right? Thanks!

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  4. @Quinn: Hah! Make some today? Yes, roasted shrimp paste is belacan. Thanks.

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  5. I used tofu stuffs in slow cooked dishes or in soups, never tried to make something like this. Your creation is very refreshing. Love the combination too.

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  6. I recalled the smell of the street vendors putting the tofu puffs on the hot coal grill, before stuffing them with sprouts and spicy sauce. Meatless and healthy local flavor.
    Is this part of a dish called rojak or taupok or something?

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  7. @EnbM: Yes, tau pok with rojak sauce.

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  8. This bright bit of "street food" makes me want to travel. GREG

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