Saturday, November 8, 2008

Steamed Tofu with Fish Paste

This was a dish that I first made sometimes back in September. Ever since then, I had cooked on two occasions: one, for my mother-in-law's family, second, for my family again. This dish was very received and particularly appeal more to the kids!

The ingredients are easily found and best thing, you can whip up in minutes if you run out of ideas what to cook! (which happens quite often to me).

Recipe as follows:

1 tub soft tofu, lightly mashed (I used Silken Tofu, 300g)

150g fish paste (I think I bought at $1.00 per 100g)
1 egg
1 tsp corn flour
1/2 tsp salt (I omitted, since fish paste is already salty)
Dash of pepper
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
Some chopped spring onion and some red chili (for decoration)
1 tbsp light soysauce (adjust accordingly: some brands are more salty)


1. Mix fish paste with egg.
2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Steam at high heat for 10 minutes or till cooked. Remove.
4. Heat up oil and saute chopped garlic till fragrant. Pour over steamed tofu.
5. Sprinkle spring onion and light soy sauce on top.

Recipe Source: 好好吃!大牌档菜 作者:郭子仁

Note: There are quite a number of mouth watering recipes in this book. Most of the ingredients are easily found or available in your pantry.


  1. What a pretty looking dish - I think I could've been given 100 guesses and still wouldn't have guessed what it was! I just want to plunge my spoon into it and eat!

  2. Hi The Caked Crusader!

    Thank you for your kind words! :)