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Chilled Tofu with Zha Cai

Chilled Tofu with Zha Cai

Easy and so delicious! Great with rice, or as a drinking snack.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tofu
1 block (silken or firm)
Seasoned zha cai (Chinese pickle)
about 80 g
Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
White toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Ra-yu
to taste (optional)

Steps

1. Make the sauce: Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar and sugar in a heatproof container, and microwave for 30 seconds. Add the sesame oil and ra-yu and mix well.
2. Chop up the zha cai roughly. Cut the tofu into quarters, top with the zha cai, and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

Some years ago my spouse shared a description of this dish, which he had been served at a restaurant somewhere, and I tried re-creating it. It's become a family favorite ever since.