Qiong Shan Tofu (Steamed Egg Whites Hainan Style)

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"Qiongshan or Qiong Moutain" is situated on the northern coast of Hainan province, China. 'Tofu' here is not made from beancurd, but egg whites. Then why is it called Tofu? Because of its smooth, silky and delicate texture resembles to 'tofu'. This is one of many well-known local specials, flavourful and delicious. Before I start writing the recipe, I want to thank Amanda at Nourish for sharing this award with me. :-))

  • 5 Egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp Chicken bouillon
  • 125 ml Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salad oil
  • 3 Shelled shrimps
  • Some dried scallops
  • 20 g Cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
  1. Soak the dried scallops with some water in a bowl. Microwave on high heat for 5 minutes. Rub them into thin threads after cooling down. Mix the cornstarch with scallops water.
  2. Devine, rinse and cut the shrimps into small pieces. Marinate them with a little of pepper, salt, and rice wine for 5 minutes.

  3. Mix egg whites, chicken bouillon and water. Steam for about 10-12 minutes until the mixture sets.
  4. Heat up a skillet with oil, adding in the prepared shrimps and stir-fry until cooked. Add in scallops and starch solution. Spread the sauce over the steamed egg whites.


Sara 13/7/09 21:20

Looks delicious, I would love it try it!

KennyT 13/7/09 22:15

I'll bring rice over! Wait for me!!

Heather S-G 13/7/09 22:19

Wow, this looks great! I would also love to try this :D

lisaiscooking 13/7/09 22:32

Sounds fantastic! I wasn't familiar with an egg white version of tofu. Now, I want to try it.

Tuty 14/7/09 01:32

This looks like a great comfort food... Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Donna-FFW 14/7/09 02:42

Sounds like a delicious healthy meal. Warm, welcoming. Bet its wonderful.

chow and chatter 14/7/09 03:29

sounds delicious I think Angie needs to post more savory delights LOL

Reeni 14/7/09 03:50

I've never seen a recipe like this, Angie! It does look very delicious - would love to try some! And your quote on the top of the page has me giggling!

♥peachkins♥ 14/7/09 04:01

It looks really flavorful. The shrimp gives this dish a lot of flavor and I bet the egg whites are silky!!!

lunaticg 14/7/09 07:52

Thank you for sharing this.
See you around.

Ivy 14/7/09 09:29

This is new to me but is sounds great and it makes a very healthy meal.

Parita 14/7/09 09:33

Looks creamy and delicious!

Katy ~ 14/7/09 11:19

This is an amazing recipe!

berbagicerita 14/7/09 15:57

wow nice post friend and good blog.
i,m sorry i don't speaking english.

Sippity Sup 14/7/09 19:27

It's very hard to find good simple tofu presentations like this. I go to Korea town a lot here in LA in search of tofu, but this almost makes me brave enough to try it at home. I added you to my Friends of SippitySup section. GREG

nora@ffr 14/7/09 21:04

interesting!! never tried tofu this way b4 but think its gonna taste good :)

nora@ffr 14/7/09 21:08

btw angie congrats on ye award! ye well deserved :) cheers!!

pigpigscorner 14/7/09 22:15

I've never heard of this before. The texture looks gorgeous! yummy!

Ben 14/7/09 22:58

Very interesting tofu recipe. I am sure a lot of vegetarians won't like eggs in their tofu :-p

Momgateway 15/7/09 02:18

reminds me of japanese chawan mushi, yummm!

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) 15/7/09 04:09

This looks great-what do you have it with?Or is it like a one dish meal?
BTW,Angie-do you have any recipes for white fungus?I recently came across this and have no clue how to use it :)

Cookin' Canuck 15/7/09 05:22

This looks so interesting and delicious! Great post.

Angie's Recipes 15/7/09 06:58

I was trying to check out your page, but it didn't work. "Profile Not Available
The Blogger Profile you requested cannot be displayed. Many Blogger users have not yet elected to publicly share their Profile. "
I ate them with some steamed rice together with other dishes. Will post white fungus recipe soon. Thanks for asking!
I bet not.....because it's not a vegetarian dish at all, and 'tofu' here is not 'tofu'. Many Chinese dishes named after their texture or shape.
THANK YOU! for always been there.....
@Sara, Kenny, girlichef, Reeni, Donna,Parita,Cooking Canuck,pigpigscorner,momgateway,Lisa, Rebecca,Peachkins,lunaticg,Ivy,Katy,Greg
Thank you for taking time to leave all the kind comments...I keep that in mind. :-)

Lavanya Siva 15/7/09 22:14

Hey great recipe and beautiful clicks too. ove to try it.


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