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
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
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