Braised Bean Curds / 红烧豆腐

Deep fried chunks of tofu braised with black mushrooms and vegetables in a light oyster sauce. It is perfect on a bed of steamed rice.

  • 300 g Bean curds-tofu
  • Some frying oil
  • 20 g Dried black mushrooms
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 150 g Bell peppers
  • 1 stalk Scallion chunks
  • 1 tsp Jiafan rice wine
  • 1/2 tsp Chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tbsp Dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2/3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Tap water
  • A few drops of sesame oil
  1. Cut the bean curd into rectangular pieces. Soak dried mushrooms in water until they soften. Squeeze off the excess water and shred. Save the soaking water. Shred the bell peppers. Heat up a skillet with oil until hot. Pan-fry the bean curd until golden brown.
  2. Remain a bit of oil in the same skillet to stir fry the minced garlic and mushrooms until aromatic. Add in shredded bell peppers and stir-fry briefly, then drizzle in rice wine, chicken bouillon, dark soya and oyster sauces. Pour in soaking liquid and bean curd pieces. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixed with a tablespoon of cold water. Increase the heat and cook until sauce has thickened. Add in scallion and the sesame oil, toss through and serve at once with steamed rice.

41 comments:

Ivy 13/12/09 08:21

Your dish looks so colourful and beautiful and I love mushrooms although I have never heard of black mushrooms before.

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SJ 13/12/09 08:32

hey i love bean curd

A smile from SJ =)

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Tina 13/12/09 08:54

Just luv this..Looks yummyyy.

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wenn 13/12/09 09:14

ya..bean curd has been my favorite..

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Heavenly Housewife 13/12/09 09:24

I have never had bean curd, but I'd love to try it. This dish looks yummy. I hope you are having a great weekend *kisses* HH

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♥peachkins♥ 13/12/09 11:46

this is another way to cook tofu and its fantastic

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pigpigscorner 13/12/09 12:29

Love braised dishes like this! so good with rice.

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MaryMoh 13/12/09 14:30

Wow...this looks so delicious. Love all the sauce. I think my whole family will dive into it...LOL. I'm sure this dish will be completely wiped off clean the moment it lands on the table:D

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Ju (The Little Teochew) 13/12/09 15:03

I love it! It IS perfect on a bed of steamed rice. And very healthy too.

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Chef E 13/12/09 16:03

I have been wanting to figure out how to make a version of General Tso's been curd I had once, so I would so love this dish...

Oh, I took that off the post, since I cannot find who did them :) the eggs...

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Vrinda 13/12/09 16:11

i never tried bean curd..looks lovely

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KennyT 13/12/09 16:55

I'm a big fan of tofu! This is one homey dish for me, delish!

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Happy cook 13/12/09 18:33

I have enver been a fan of tofu, but i think made like this i am sur ei will love it. Looks so so delicous.

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Chow and Chatter 13/12/09 19:42

oh wow this looks amazing, great color how do you take such awesome snaps, oh and Angie feel free to guest post any time your blog rocks

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Gulmohar 13/12/09 20:46

I love tofu..So am sure I will like this..Would love to try sometimes :-)

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Katy ~ 13/12/09 22:55

I wish we liked tofu because this looks delicious. You make it look so appealing and appetizing that I would like to try a sample of this, even when knowing that it was tofu!

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Fresh Local and Best 14/12/09 00:03

Wow! I adore tofu and this looks absolutely delicious! Great job!

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Dodol & Mochi 14/12/09 01:29

Hey, Angie! Have tried your recipe for braised tofu many times!! Love it! Have even blogged about it, too! It's so good with rice!! Thanks for sharing!

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noobcook 14/12/09 05:43

I love 红烧 anything. Your beancurd looks so delish, I want more rice :)

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Carrie 14/12/09 05:52

I just saw this in the Foodista contest, and I came on here and was thinking, "That looks familiar..." Looks great!

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theUngourmet 14/12/09 07:00

This looks absolutely delicious! I have been craving a dish like this!

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Abhilash Pillai 14/12/09 10:44

I cannot see any pictures. Seems they are blocked at my end. Any probs with your blog?

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3 hungry tummies 14/12/09 13:34

I love tofu and this looks straight out of my favourite restaurant's kitchen!!

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Angie's Recipes 14/12/09 14:10

@Abhilash Pillai: I can see the pictures....it might be just the server of the site that I store the pictures kind of slow.
@Dodol & Mochi: I am glad that you like the recipe!
@Chef E:I think it's from Sophie in Belgium.
Thank you all!

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tracieMoo 14/12/09 15:53

Beancurd in oystersauce and mushrooms! nice.. I'm so hungry now, Angie! It looks tempting..

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5 Star Foodie 14/12/09 17:07

Bean curds sound amazing, what a great combo of ingredients in this dish!

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Bob 14/12/09 19:47

I'm not really a bean curd fan, but then I've never had it deep fried! It looks great, I would definitely try it. :)

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Sarah Naveen 14/12/09 22:56

oh My..that looks terrific gal..
Wanna grab that platter now..

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Anncoo 15/12/09 03:12

WOW! Angie, this is really delicious. Next time when you cook this remember to call me, OK :D

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Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 15/12/09 03:27

Oh Angie that looks so good! I wish I lived next door - I'd be knocking on your back door with Moon!

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Velva 15/12/09 04:27

Angie, this is another healthy delicious dish that you have prepared. I like tofu but, don't like to prepare it myself. However, if you served it up to me, I would eat all of it and my plate would be clean.

P.S. You left a question on my blog post about the type of carrot juice I used for my broth. The brand I used is an organic 100% carrot juice made by a company called Bolthouse Farms. I hope this is helpful.

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Cheah 15/12/09 10:16

This is indeed a delicious dish, great, mix with rice.

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Christine 15/12/09 12:24

This dish is one of my favourites. Whenever I go into a Chinese restaurant, I'd order this braised bean curds, good for going with rice. Yummy!

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sangeeta 16/12/09 09:56

i love tofu n these flavors sound great for it...i always use my homemade tofu n will try this with some minor tweaks as some of the ingredients are not available here..

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homeladychef 17/12/09 03:57

Wulala! More and more dishes with rice please!!! Love them always. ;)

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Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 17/12/09 20:40

Very restaurant feeling dish! Looks yummy!

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Lavanya Siva 18/12/09 00:19

wow, when ever i visit your blog, you just make me to feel hungry even after my dinner. So delicious Angie, love the way it looks

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 28/12/09 07:48

This looks perfectly delicious! I love almost anything with bean curd =D.

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dokuzuncubulut 9/1/10 08:37

Beautiful presentation. What a pretty dish!

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ShAKirA CHOONG 10/1/10 17:13

My first time here.

This dish is one of my favourites.

A really healthy dish too. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great week ahead.

hugs,
shakira

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