Every since eating at Lost Heaven in Beijing, I have been absolutely obsessed with silken tofu. I just can’t get enough of that creamy jello textured tofu goodness. Topped with soy sauce, garlic, chilli and green onions, it’s heaven on a plate. For years I had turned my nose up at this joyous delight preferring to have a firmer squeezed style tofu which has a more similar texture to meat. But the silken tofu is so much more lustrous and since it doesn’t even need cooking it’s the quickest and easiest meal to make ever. It’s also crazy healthy and cheap to make. It tastes great with eggplants and mushrooms too, but you can top it with anything you like.
1-2 packs of silken tofu (순두부)
A bunch of green onions
2 red chillis
4 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
8 tablespoons of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of sesame seed oil
1. Carefully remove the tofu from the packet and turn upside down on to a plate and leave to drain. Blot away any liquid with a kitchen towel.
2. Grate the garlic and ginger, then finely chop the chillis and green onions, I usually do this with a pair of scissors as it’s much faster.
3. Fry the garlic, ginger, and chillis in a little oil until softened and golden brown, then add the soy sauce and sesame seed oil. Cook for a further minute to bring it together.
4. Pour the sauce over your tofu and sprinkle liberally with the green onions. Then enjoy your healthy and delicious treat.