Thursday, August 24, 2017

Steamed Stuffed Silken Tofu

Sometimes we need to create a dish which is soothing to the throat and yet satisfying to the stomach. What better dish other than tofu with minced meat fillings. This would suit the demands from my throat and yet the tummy will not complain too much.  So this was created. Silken tofu stuffed with minced meat fillings.  Simple , delicious and satisfying even to my hubby who is a meat eater.  I cooked a simple sauce to make it even more complete. Did a little decorative toppings to make elevate the dish to restaurant standard.  Food presentation makes a lot of difference.   This simple dish is easy to prepare and you order tofu dish from restaurants , the only thing is different preparation.   . A tofu dish which is soothing to the throat and yet satisfying to the stomach. The young and old will definitely enjoy this dish. Of course, I do sometimes steam them with soy sauce and garlic oil . Just as nice but sometimes if I want to impress the hubby, I will fill the silken tofu with minced meat fillings. A comfort food for the family .

I used three ingredients for the fillings ,minced pork , fish paste and prawn paste in the ratio of 3:2:1 , stir them together evenly with a dash of white pepper and sesame oil and a pinch of salt till it turns into a sticky paste.  Once it turns sticky , it is ready to stuff into the silken tofu. Such an easy dish to prepare .

use a teaspoon to scoop out a bit of tofu
in the center to make space for the fillings

 fill up the tofu with the meat fillings

decorate the top with sliced spring onions and
sliced red chilli

steam in boiling steamer for 10-12 mins till the filling
is cooked. 

make a sauce to go with the stuffed silken tofu yummz!

Stuffed Silken Tofu 


1 piece of silken tofu - cut into 6 equal pieces

mixed the filling ingredients together and stir till it turns sticky
60 gm minced pork
40 gm fish paste
20 gm prawn paste 
a pinch of salt
a dash of white pepper
1 drop sesame oil 


2 or 3 chilli padi
1 stalk spring onion - sliced
some coriander leaves

Thickening Sauce:
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of corn starch
1/2 cup of chicken broth


1. Cut the silken tofu into 6 equal pieces (cut half  then another 3 pieces on each half )

2. Use a teaspoon, scoop out a bit of tofu from center to make space for fillings.

3. Put the minced pork, fish paste , prawn paste, white pepper, a pinch of salt and a drop of sesame oil onto a bowl and keep stirring till you get a thick and sticky paste.

3. Gently stuff in the fillings onto the tofu. Repeat till all the tofu is done.

4. Arrange nicely on a plate for steaming. Garnish with sliced chilli padi, spring onions on surface of fillings.

5. Heat up steamer, once water is boiling, place the plate of stuffed tofu on the rack and steam for 10-12 mins or until the filling is cooked through.

6.To prepare the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl till well mixed. Give it a quick boil. Once the sauce has thicken, dish up and pour over the steamed stuffed silken tofu. Add coriander leaves on top of each stuffed tofu. Serve hot.


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