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Taiwan Style Chilled Tofu with Garlic Chives

Taiwan Style Chilled Tofu with Garlic Chives

The crispy crunchy garlic chives brings out the sweetness of the tofu. Above all, it's easy, healthy and delicious.

Ingredients: a manageable, easy-to-make amount

Tofu (silken or firm)
1 block
Chinese garlic chives
1 bunch
The sauce ingredients:
Oyster sauce
2 tablespoons
Sesame oil and water
1 tablespoon each
Sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons
Grated garlic
1/4 of a clove
Bonito flakes
a little as garnish
Ra-yu
to taste

Steps

1. Cut the tofu into easy to eat pieces. Blanch the garlic chives quickly, and then refresh in ice water. Wring out lightly and cut into easy to eat pieces.
2. In Taiwan, you'd use a sauce called yaugao. I've made a replacement sauce using what's available from the supermarket.
3. Mix together the sauce ingredients: oyster sauce, sesame oil, water, sugar and grated garlic. Put the tofu into a serving bowl, put the garlic chives on top, pour on the sauce, sprinkle with bonito flakes and it's done.
4. Today I just used garlic chives. The crispy texture of the garlic chives is so delicious!

Story Behind this Recipe

I've loved Taiwan style chilled tofu for a long time. I make this version year-round. I've made mine with ingredients you can get in Japan.