Steamed Tofu With Fish Paste

Steamed Tofu (Bean Curd) With Fish Paste
Eating tofu (bean curd) is good for health.  The taste is bland but if mixed 
together with other ingredients sauce, it will be a delicious healthy dish.
If you want more details on tofu (literally mean bean curd),

This recipe was passed down from my maternal grandmother 
to my mother, my mother to me and now to my children.
As said before, my mother is 76 years old and this recipe from
my maternal grandmother, so this dish will be more than 100 years old?
According to my mother, this dish is a "poor man food", to me it is
not "poor man food" because the pre-made fish paste bought 
from the wet market is not that cheap lor.  As usual, my daughter
is my quality controller and gave me a thumbs up but she prefer
the fish meat to be medium size chunky instead of mashed finely.
I love to eat it only with hot piping rice, just mix it with my rice 
and eat it straight away.  

3 pieces of soft tofu.
230g of fish paste (you can get it from wet market fish monger).

 Mash the three tofu to finely or chunky (all depends to your preference).

 Then, add in the fish paste.

 Mash it until finely or chunky (all depends to your preference).

Lastly, pour in one tablespoon of cooking oil, some dash of salt and pepper.

Note  : When we bought the pre-made fish paste, the fish monger has
already put salt into it, so remember to be cautious when you are
adding salt.

 Pour into a plate and level the top with the back of the spoon evenly.
Steam at high fire for 15 minutes or less (depends on your quantity
and fire).

 Once cooked, turn off the fire and scoop away all the water on top of the
tofu/fish paste.

 Sprinkle the top with dash of black pepper, soya sauce, fried shallot,
oil from the fried shallot and spring onion.

Lovely to see, smell and delicious to eat.
Once eaten, considered sold the recipe to you....LOL

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up "Soya Beans" event
organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and 
and hosted by Mich from Piece of Cake.

Have a happy weekend.


xing hui said…
Thanks for your great recipe, wao... over 100 years, must try.
Zoe said…
Hi Amy,

Now I'm experiencing...

The loveliness to see
The imaginary sense to smell
The salivating though to eat

Sadly, I can't eat your steamed tofu by reading your post... Only way is to cook it myself... LOL!

I love this dish and we have it at home too!

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