Simmered Tofu and Pork With Oyster Sauce

Simmered Tofu and Pork With Oyster Sauce

An easy quick recipe to make with handy ingredients like tofu, pork and leek.

Ingredients: 4-5 servings

Tofu - firm or silken
1 block (400 g this time)
Thinly sliced pork
150 g
about 1 stalk
Fresh ginger
1 piece
Vegetable oil for stir frying
1 tablespoon plus
Seasoning ingredients A - for flavoring the pork
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Seasonng ingredients B:
2 teaspoons
Hot water
100 ml
Oyster sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon


1. Slice the tofu into bite size pieces. Put between kitchen paper towels and place on a plate, and microwave on high for 2 minutes to expel the excess moisture in the tofu. This time I used firm tofu.
2. Cut the pork into 3 cm long pieces, mix with the seasoning ingredients A - soy sauce, sake, katakuriko flour and vegetable oil, and separate the pieces.
3. Cut the leek into 5 mm wide slices. Finely julienne the ginger. Combine the seasoning Ingredients B in listed order - chicken stock granules, hot water, oyster sauce, sake, soy sauce and sugar.
4. Heat the frying pan over medium heat, heat up the vegetable oil for cooking and stir-fry the ginger and leek.
5. When it starts to smell nice, add the marinated pork from Step 2 and continue stir-frying.
6. When the pork changes color, add the mixed together. Season Ingredient B and tofu.
7. Continue simmering until the sauce has reduced, and switch off the heat. If the sauce is not thick enough add a bit more katakuriko dissolved in water, simmer and finish.
8. Done! Please enjoy while it's still hot. I garnished it with chopped green onion.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried using umami-rich oyster sauce to flavor a dish with everyday ingredients.