Stir-Fried Brown Tofu and Shanghai Choy

There are a few types of Tofu available in Asian supermarkets. Apart from the standard white tofu, they also have brown deep-fried tofu. |Brown tofu comes in different sizes such as cubes, flat squares and round balls. The one I am going to stir fry today is the cube or rectangle shaped brown tofu. Here is how to make stir-fried brown tofu and Shanghai Choy.

Ingredients for Stir-Fried Brown Tofu and Shanghai Choy

  • Deep-fried Brown Tofu: 1 package
  • Shanghai Choy: 3-4
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Ginger: 1 piece
  • Sambal or Doubanjiang: 1 tablespoon
  • Shaoxing Cooking Wine: 1 tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: a little
  • Salt, Black Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil: 1 tablespoon

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  • Place the deep-fried tofu in a colander and pour boiling water over them in order to remove the old oil on their skin, and slice them.
  • Chop up the garlic and ginger.
  • Clean the Shanghai Choy and cut into small pieces, separating the green part and whitey part.

How to Cook Stir-Fried Brown Tofu and Shanghai Choy

1.Heat the vegetable oil in a wok, add chopped garlic and ginger.

2.Add sliced tofu, Shaoxing cooking wine, cook until they get a little coloured, occasionally stirring.

3.Add salt and a little soy sauce to season tofu.

4.Add the whitey part of Shanghai Choy and stir.

5.Add the green part of Shanghai Choy, a little salt and cook for 2 minutes. In this process, the green leaves act as a lid and you are almost steaming the tofu and vegetables in the wok.

6.After everything is cooked, add sambal (or Doubanjiang), soy sauce, black pepper to season, and serve.

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