Chinese Home-style Egg Tofu

Breakfast
Mains
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

3-4 pax

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.

Ingredients

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

Sauce Mixture:

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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
shaoxing wine
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tbsp
tbsp
shaoxing wine
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tsp
tsp
sugar
0.00
tsp
tsp
sugar

Steps

1

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.
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.
Mark as completed

2

Squeeze out all the water from rehydrated mushrooms. Slice them thinly and then into small tiny cubes. Set aside.
Squeeze out all the water from rehydrated mushrooms. Slice them thinly and then into small tiny cubes. Set aside.
Mark as completed

3

Mix all sauce mixtures into a small mixing bowl for easy transfer later.
Mix all sauce mixtures into a small mixing bowl for easy transfer later.
Mark as completed

4

Cut the tube of egg tofu into bite sizes, blot them with kitchen paper and set aside.
Cut the tube of egg tofu into bite sizes, blot them with kitchen paper and set aside.
Mark as completed

5

Deep fry the egg tofu until golden brown, dish up and set aside.
Deep fry the egg tofu until golden brown, dish up and set aside.
Mark as completed

6

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.
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.
Mark as completed

7

Pour in sauce mixture and continue to mix well, Pour in cornstarch slurry to slightly thicken the sauce. Set aside.
Pour in sauce mixture and continue to mix well, Pour in cornstarch slurry to slightly thicken the sauce. Set aside.
Mark as completed

8

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.;
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.;
Mark as completed

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