• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 lb (500 g) fresh bean curd (tofu)
  • 2 oz (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried shrimps, soaked and chopped
  • 2 tsp sweet fermented flour sauce (substitute sweet bean paste or
  • hoisin sauce)
  • 1 tsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) minced lean pork
  • 5 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine
  • 2 tsp fresh coriander (or cilantro), chopped
  • 3 1/2 fl oz (100 ml) high stock
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (cornflour) dissolved in tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp (50 ml) peppercorn oil
  • 1/2 tsp MSG (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the bean curd in a heat-proof bowl and steam for 10 minutes. Remove, drain, and cut into 1/2 inch 91 cm) cubes. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over high heat to just warm about 160oF(70oC). Add the shrimps, sweet fermented flour sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic, and pork. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the soy sauce, rice wine, and stock. Stir and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch-water mixture and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens. Pour over the bean curd.
  4. Add coriander and MSG, sprinkle with the peppercorn oil, and serve.

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