Chicken Flavoured With Fermented Tofu / 腐乳鸡块

Fermented tofu, called "doufu ru" (豆腐乳) in Chinese, is a type of soya products. This looks innocent enough, like cubes of tofu immersed in a broth, but it has a very pungent aroma and strong, cheesy flavor. It comes in two colors. The white version is often served with rice or used to flavor soups and vegetable dishes, while the red often accompanies meats. Look for it in jars or crocks in Asian markets. Store it in the refrigerator after you've opened it, keeping the cubes immersed in liquid or oil to prevent them from drying out and discoloring. foodsubs
  • 250 g Chicken breast
  • 15 g Cornstarch
  • 45 g All-purpose flour
  • Some frying oil
  • 1 tbsp Egg, beaten
  • 1 pc Fermented tofu (sesame oil flavoured)
  • 1 tsp Light soya sauce
  • 1/3 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Jiafan rice wine
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper powder

  1. Blend starch and flour together in a bowl to yield a mixture for coating. Stir all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Rinse and pat the chicken dry. Cut into inch-sized pieces and pour in prepared marinade. Stir and let marinate for 1 hour until chicken dices fully absorb the sauce.
  2. Heat up a skillet with oil until hot. Coat the chicken with flour mixture and fry them until golden brown and crispy. Drain and serve with a dish of fermented tofu juice.


3 hungry tummies 22/12/09 08:44

I have started using 腐乳 for my cooking, with vegetable and pork too. This is very tempting dish, I'll be making it during the X'mas holiday :)

Heavenly Housewife 22/12/09 09:08

This chicken dish looks like it has the most lovely texture. I am sure it tastes absolutely wonderful!

No-Frills Recipes 22/12/09 09:14

This is a yummy dish. Your pics are so salivating!

Chef E 22/12/09 09:16

I use this, along with TVP chunks for my general tso chicken, and love it...yours as always looks delish!

Priya 22/12/09 09:21

Tempting dish!!makes me hungry..

Anncoo 22/12/09 10:45

This looks so tempting. Must make this for the coming holidays :D

MaryMoh 22/12/09 11:03

Angie, I wish you can cook this for me now :P It would be so comforting in this freezing cold weather....just watching TV and a plate of this awesome fried chicken in my hands with bottomless hot Chinese....mmmm. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Abhilash Pillai 22/12/09 13:11

aah!!! crisp and delicious dish.
The pictures are worth a praise.

♥peachkins♥ 22/12/09 13:45

that is juicy chicken!Merry Christmas,Angie!

Tina 22/12/09 14:13

Wow so easy and delicious..Looks so crispy and tempting...

Divina Pe 22/12/09 14:23

Sound and looks really flavorful. I'm sure my nephew would love this.

My Little Space 22/12/09 16:10

I love this flavourful dish. I made them very often but sliced the meat thinner and it tastes really crunchy. And my kids love to dip them into mayo! I love the same thing as well! hehe... Like mother like son huh!

Dodol & Mochi 22/12/09 16:14

I love 腐乳蒸雞 ... But, never try frying or deep-frying them ... Gotta give them a shot someday!! Thanks for the recipe!


nora@ffr 22/12/09 16:15

Merry Christmas angie!! was on my vacation! :) wonderful dish for the X'mas holidays! crispy and mouthwatering!! yummm!!!

Sarah 22/12/09 17:00

Hmmm, I have not had fermented tofu before! I have to go to chinatown and try it!

Ivy 22/12/09 17:17

I have never heard of doufu before but the chicken looks so tempting to try.

Gulmohar 22/12/09 17:23

Wow..the first pic is out of the world and very tempting :-)

Anonymous 22/12/09 17:27

Thats so nice Angie...! Looks absolutely delicious ! PS : So Sorry i've been silent lately...have been a bit caught up with christmas etc...!

carmenpiva 22/12/09 18:49

Yummy, yummy, as usual....
Angie, I'd like to wish you and your family & friends merry Christmas and a new year full of good luck and happiness.

Vrinda 22/12/09 19:00

Even though i dont eat tofu,ur picture is making me hungry...looks fabulous

Chow and Chatter 22/12/09 19:54

oh love the color looks yummy so when are doing a clip he he

pigpigscorner 22/12/09 20:55

Looks so delicious! I love this stuff, so tasty! Great for marinades and stews.

Anonymous 22/12/09 22:04

I would love to try the fermented tofu! Sounds like it is very flavorful!

Andrea@WellnessNotes 22/12/09 22:29

The dish looks delicious! I can just imagine all the flavors. Your photos are amazing!

kothiyavunu 22/12/09 22:55

I can feel the great taste just by reading...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

Peanutts 23/12/09 01:47

Looks tempting although I am not a fan of toufu :)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 23/12/09 03:44

I've never had this kind of tofu Angie. You make it looks so good! I bet it's delicious with the chicken!

theUngourmet 23/12/09 06:24

I've never heard of this tofu but I'm very interested in trying some! I must go to the Asian market in town and see if they carry it!

Angie's Recipes 23/12/09 07:16

Thank you! And I wish all of you and yours a snowy and happy holiday season!

A Full-Timed Housefly 23/12/09 09:46

Oh I love this dish ! I love using preserved beancurd for my cooking too....thanks for sharing ! Have a merry merry christmas and a wonderful 2010

zurin 23/12/09 13:17

That looks good Angie...ive never tried fermented tofu but it looks good :)

Fresh Local and Best 23/12/09 17:07

Oooo! Those chicken nuggets look dangerously yummy!

liya 24/12/09 05:04

I can imagine it in my mouth! You made me soo hungry!

Katy ~ 26/12/09 03:00

I wish I liked tofu because this looks tantalizing. I would try this because it does look delicious.

lululu 26/12/09 08:39

I love fermented tofu, I can actually finish the whole dish of veggi cooked with fermented tofu! never thought of cooking meat with it though. very interesting marinade there, i'm so trying it!

rose 29/12/09 14:28

I like this blog very much as I can find so many new recipes here.I like chicken and I will try this new recipe in these holidays.Thanks for this new chicken recipe.I hope it will be good.

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lisaiscooking 2/1/10 18:08

I've never used fermented tofu, but I'd love to try it. Your chicken looks delicious!

Anonymous 11/1/10 11:15

tofu? I like "choutofu",few months I went to china,my freinds tell

yes,your recipe is so perfect! I love your blog!


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