Broccoli & Tofu Chinese Ankake!

Broccoli & Tofu Chinese Ankake!

This is a recipe for thick Chinese-style ankake (starch-thickened) sauce poured over tofu and broccoli that even kids enjoy. The vitamin C in the broccoli and the isoflavone in the tofu is great for beauty-conscious ladies.

Ingredients: 4 servings

1 head
Silken tofu
1 block
as needed
Chicken soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Cut the stalk into easy-to-eat pieces as well, and lightly boil (about 2 minutes).
2. Cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces and coat with katakuriko.
3. Combine the sesame oil and vegetable oil to get 3 tablespoons and heat in a frying pan. Fry the tofu until browned.
4. Add 300 ml of water and bring to a boil. Then add the chicken soup stock and oyster sauce to season it. If the sauce doesn't become thick enough, add some katakuriko mixed with water to adjust.
5. Place the broccoli on a plate and pour the Chinese-style ankake sauce on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me this recipe. It's very handy as it's both healthy and the kids love it!