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Soft Tofu with Preserved Eggs Recipe

Soft Tofu with Preserved Eggs Recipe

Soft Tofu with Preserved Eggs Recipe

The piquant flavor of preserved eggs enlivens the bland taste of the tofu. Very popular in northern China as an appetizer, the recipe here is the traditional way of preparation, complete with sesame oil, spring onion and garlic flavors.

Ingredients :

    • 1 cake soft tofu (about 300 g/10 oz)
    • 2 preserved eggs, peeled
    • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
    • Fresh coriander leaves

Sauce

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Method :

    1. Slice the tofu into thin slices and place them on a plate or shallow bowl. Cut each egg into eight sections and arrange on top and around the tofu.
    2. Mix together all the Sauce ingredients. Pour it onto the egg and tofu. Sprinkle the spring onions and coriander leaves on top and serve.

For a pungent flavor, add 1 finely chopped red finger-length chili to the Sauce.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 10 mins