Steamed Tofu Recipe
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Serves: 2
  • 300g (1 package) soft tofu
  • ½ of a carrot, julienned
  • 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ small bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 slices ginger, julienned (optional)
  • 2 garlic, minced/chopped
  • Cilantro/parsley for topping
For the sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 1½ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat the steamer so the water is on a boil
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar. Set aside
  3. Heat a little vegetable oil in a wok over medium high heat.
  4. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds.
  5. Add mushrooms and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add carrot, bell peppers and a tablespoon of the sauce and sauté for another minute. Set aside
  7. Unmold the tofu onto a deep, heat resistant plate/bowl.
  8. Spread ginger juliennes on top of tofu if using.
  9. Pour all of the remaining sauce over the tofu.
  10. Place the tofu in the steamer and steam for 7-9 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat and top the tofu with the vegetables.
  12. Garnish with cilantro or parsley.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at