Wow...this is an awesome snack that I would love to tuck in while watching movies or dramas at home. This is something that I dont mind having everyday :) I was first introduced to this night market snack by Piggy Jo . "Mom you must try this.... " and she brought me to this particular stall at the night market that sells ' taiwanese snacks ' they have fried fresh mushrooms, fried sweet potatoes chips, fried fresh enoki and many veggies ( can't recall what they have :p) but the most delicious ones are fried enoki and special taiwanese tofu Deep fried the tofu , enoki or sweet potato and mixes with fresh chopped garlic, mint leaves , cayenne powder and chilli flakes and salt...gosh, the best finger food ever ! Watching them do it live was how I managed to
steal replicate the recipe LOL! Of course, I could not make the special tofu but the taste is more or less the same as the one sold at the stall :p I told her, let me replicate this for you and I was succeeded ! Well almost 90 % * oink oink and the day before yesterday, I cooked this again for the craving was strong and drooling can be bad at times ! Homecooked ones are much healthier where the oil is concerned :) Do try this out if you are a fan of tofu, garlic and mint !
I used the ready bought 'deep fried five spice flavored tofu ' from Tesco , cut them into cubes like those from the night market, coat with crispy flour ( from Yummy, Ipoh Garden South ) or corn flour if you do not have crispy flour and deep fried them in hot oil. Place the fried tofu cubes on kitchen paper and drained off the excess oil before mixing with the chilli flakes, salt and chopped garlic. Coat the mint leaves with the crispy flour and deep fried them for a few seconds. Mix the fried tofu and mint leaves together with the chilli flakes, salt, cayenne powder and lots of fresh chopped garlic. Easy does it...right ? If you want it more spicy , add more chilli flakes :)
I first replicate this snacks in 2008
Click here for the recipe
I replaced curry powder with cayenne powder and
this time it tasted better and more like those
sold at night market :p
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to die for cake..
Cranberry Upside Down Cake
to all my readers, Doristas and blogger friends
Have a swell Christmas with
your family and friends.
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