Chinese Home-style Egg Tofu

Using just a pan, recreate this zi char classic Hotplate Tofu dish at home.

Get the same textures and flavours using this recipe! Throw in your favourite ingredients to make the most of your zichar-at-home experience.

Crispy, silky smooth egg tofu paired with flavourful stir-fry minced meat and fresh prawns over creamy egg – this egg tofu recipe is the perfect wholesome meal for weeknight dinners.

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2tubes egg tofu (cut into bite sizes)
3 medium size eggs (beaten)
200g minced meat
tsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
1 tsp flat sole fish powder
1 Dash of pepper
1 tsp cornstarch
8 medium size prawns (deshelled & deveined)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced shallots
½ tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp cube carrots
4 small dried mushrooms (pre-soaked and reserved water)
Scallions (garnishing)
1 Chopped chillies (fine & tiny)
1 Dash of pepper (upon serving)
2 tbsp cornstarch slurry
Sauce mixture :
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 ½ tbsp shaoxing wine
1 tsp sugar



Marinate meat with light soy sauce, dash of pepper, flat sole fish powder, cooking wine & corn starch. Mix evenly and transfer to the chiller for 20 mins.
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Squeeze out all the water from rehydrated mushrooms. Slice them thinly and then into small tiny cubes. Set aside.
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Mix all sauce mixtures into a small mixing bowl for easy transfer later.
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Cut the tube of egg tofu into bite sizes, blot them with kitchen paper and set aside.
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Deep fry the egg tofu until golden brown, dish up and set aside.
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In a wok, stir fry the minced garlic, shallots and ginger until fragrant. Add in cubed carrots and chopped dried mushrooms and cook well. Add in minced meat, continue to stir fry until cooked. Lastly add in prawns, stir fry until prawns turn pink.
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Pour in sauce mixture and continue to mix well, Pour in cornstarch slurry to slightly thicken the sauce. Set aside.
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Heat up a shallow pan, pour the beaten eggs over. Wait for them to be half cooked, assembly fried egg tofu on top and then pour over the meat sauce mixture on top.
Sprinkle chopped chillies and scallions. Pat a dash of pepper and serve immediately.
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