Stir Fried Pork Over Tofu

A super simple and healthy dish whipped up in less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Fragrant & savory stir fried pork over warm, silky soft tofu. Because sometimes, life needs to be this simple.

Stir Fried Pork Over TofuStir Fried Pork Over Tofu

Yes. Tofu for dinner. Or lunch.

It’s normal, guys. It is.

But tofu doesn’t have any flavor….

Raw chicken doesn’t have much. Not that we should eat raw chicken. Point is, we’re supposed to flavor-ize it.

Stir Fried Pork Over Tofu

Tofu looks weird….

So does ice cream. They’re wrinkly. And don’t even get me started on how pickles look.

But it doesn’t taste like chicken….

That’s cause it isn’t. It’s tofu.

Soft tofu to be exact. Melt in the mouth, silky and velvety soft.

Stir Fried Pork Over Tofu

Say what?

Oh.

You like tofu?

Well, ok then. Me too. Tofu high fives!

Stir Fried Pork Over Tofu
 
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Savory pork stir fried in oyster and soy sauce over warm, silky soft tofu.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Malaysian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 14 oz soft tofu, drained and placed on a heatproof plate
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 stalk green onion, sliced (separate whites from greens)
  • ⅓ lb (5 oz) ground pork
  • 4 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp thick cooking caramel sauce or kecap manis (for color)
  • Pinch of sugar and white pepper
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch and 1 tsp water for cornstarch slurry
  • 1 tbs fried shallots (optional for garnish)
Directions
  1. Prepare your steaming vessel. Steam the tofu for 3-5 minutes. Drain excess water.
  2. While the tofu is steaming, add some oil to a wok or pan. Over medium heat, fry the garlic and white parts of the green onion until fragrant. Do not burn the garlic.
  3. Turn the heat to medium high, add the pork and fry until almost cooked. Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, caramel sauce, sugar and white pepper. Let the pork soak in all the flavor.
  4. Once pork is cooked, add the water and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, turn the heat to medium and add the cornstarch slurry. Stir the mixture until the sauce thickens. If you want it thicker, add more cornstarch slurry (keep in mind that the sauce will thicken more once cooled). Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if necessary. (It’s ok for it to be slightly on the salty side as the tofu has no seasoning whatsoever).
  5. Pour pork mixture over steamed tofu. Garnish with green onions and fried shallots. Serve immediately with warm steamed rice.

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19 Responses

  1. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    I think tofu is so underrated in the US! It is so delicious, especially with the right sauce. This pork topping is so perfect! I need to make this, and serve with a big bowl of rice! YUM!

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      Truly. I went to a Chinese restaurant yesterday for dinner and had crispy fried tofu with vegetables over it. It was the best!! Haha.

  2. Meeta

    I have to admit I am not a huge tofu fan – but this looks amazing and I can imagine how the tofu takes on the flavors of the pork! Great one!

  3. Rupal @foodienfabulous

    Looks amazing, I can’t wait to try this!

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      Indeed Tania. I’m so happy you’ve discovered that. My dad used to fry tofu every week end and I’ll just eat it with chili sauce. So good. 🙂

  4. Sara | Belly Rumbles

    Loved your humour! Doesn’t have much taste…. nor does chicken. I am like you and a big tofu fan, I think a lot of people just don’t know how to cook with it in the kitchen. I will be giving your recipe a try as it sounds absolutely scrumptious (looks scrumptious too).

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      I’m happy at least someone appreciates my lame jokes. 🙂 Yup you’re right about people not knowing what to do with that weird spongy thing in their kitchen… :p And because of that, tofu got a pretty bad rep. All is well as long as there are people like you and I who still loves it.