Air Fryer Tau Kwa Pau

Airfryer
Mains
Pork
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Servings:

3-4 pax

Relive dying Singaporean food traditions with us by learning this Tau Kwa Pau recipe using just an air fryer.

Did you know? Tau Kwa Pau is not a commonly known Singaporean dish and there’s only one known area at Dunman Food Centre that sells it.

Similarly to our Stuffed Tau Pok with Singapore Rojak Sauce recipe, Tau Kwa Pau is a savoury, deep-fried bean curd recipe that’s stuffed with many different ingredients.

We’re using bean curd from Fortune and it made our Tau Kwa Pau superrr crispy on the outside, silky soft on the inside!

Stuffed with pork belly that melts in your mouth, crunchy cucumbers, crispy fried yam bits and springy fishcake slices. Topping off with a flavourful, braised duck sauce, this Tau Kwa Pau recipe is yours to keep.

Psst… complete your meal with a delicious warm bowl of rice.

 

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Ingredients

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US / Metric
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Pork Belly
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g
Pork Belly
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Shallots (sliced)
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Shallots (sliced)
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Garlic (crushed slightly)
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Garlic (crushed slightly)
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tbsp
tbsp
Cooking oil
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tbsp
tbsp
Cooking oil
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g
g
Galangal (sliced)
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g
g
Galangal (sliced)
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tbsp
tbsp
dark Soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark Soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
Shallot sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
Shallot sauce
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Cinnamon stick
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Cinnamon stick
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Star anise
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Star anise
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Cloves
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Cloves
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tbsp
tbsp
Five spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
Five spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
Cumin powder
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tbsp
tbsp
Cumin powder
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tsp
tsp
Salt (adjust to taste)
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tsp
tsp
Salt (adjust to taste)
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tsp
tsp
White pepper powder
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tsp
tsp
White pepper powder
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ml
ml
Water
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ml
ml
Water
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tsp
tsp
Sesame oil
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tsp
tsp
Sesame oil
0.00
g
g
Rock sugar (adjust to taste)
0.00
g
g
Rock sugar (adjust to taste)
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Eggs
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Eggs
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g
g
Yam (sliced)
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g
g
Yam (sliced)
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Japanese Cucumbers
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Japanese Cucumbers
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Fishcake (optional)
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Fishcake (optional)
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pcs
pcs
Fortune Deep Fried Tau Kwa
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pcs
pcs
Fortune Deep Fried Tau Kwa
Cornstarch solution
Cornstarch solution
Coriander
Coriander

Steps

1

In a wide pan over medium low heat, add cooking oil, add shallots, garlic, galangal and stir fry until fragrant. Add cinnamon, star anise and cloves, stir fry until fragrant
In a wide pan over medium low heat, add cooking oil, add shallots, garlic, galangal and stir fry until fragrant. Add cinnamon, star anise and cloves, stir fry until fragrant
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2

Push ingredients aside and add pork belly skin side down and sear all sides. Add dark soy sauce, shallot sauce, five spice powder, cumin, salt, white pepper powder, sesame oil, water and rock sugar. Mix evenly. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Flipping pork and adding boiled eggs at the 30 minute mark
Push ingredients aside and add pork belly skin side down and sear all sides. Add dark soy sauce, shallot sauce, five spice powder, cumin, salt, white pepper powder, sesame oil, water and rock sugar. Mix evenly. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Flipping pork and adding boiled eggs at the 30 minute mark
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3

Dice yam into small cubes, deep fry until golden brown and crispy
Dice yam into small cubes, deep fry until golden brown and crispy
Mark as completed

4

Dice cucumber and fishcake
Dice cucumber and fishcake
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5

Deep fry Tau Kwa until golden brown and crispy on the outside
Deep fry Tau Kwa until golden brown and crispy on the outside
Mark as completed

6

Once pork and eggs are done, remove to cool and cut into small cubes as well
Once pork and eggs are done, remove to cool and cut into small cubes as well
Mark as completed

7

In a large mixing bowl, add diced eggs, pork, fried yam, cucumber and mix evenly.
In a large mixing bowl, add diced eggs, pork, fried yam, cucumber and mix evenly.
Mark as completed

8

Strain braising sauce and reduce until thick, thicken with cornstarch solutions
Strain braising sauce and reduce until thick, thicken with cornstarch solutions
Mark as completed

9

Cut Tau Kwas into halves and cut a slit in the center.
Cut Tau Kwas into halves and cut a slit in the center.
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10

Fill the filling into slits, pack them tightly.
Fill the filling into slits, pack them tightly.
Mark as completed

11

Plate and ladle hot gravy over Tau Kwa paus.
Plate and ladle hot gravy over Tau Kwa paus.
Mark as completed

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