Claypot Tofu

Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

As opposed to a furiously sizzling hot plate, a claypot is believed to be able to retain heat and keep food bubbling hot while also retaining the flavours. The key is to use square pressed tofu that can retain its shape after frying.
The neutral tasting tofu, when braised together with roast pork belly and assorted vegetables and soy sauce, tend to soak up all the wonderful flavours like a sponge. This taste definitely deserves to take center-stage!
This dish is best served piping-hot. The scrumptious pot of tofu, pork belly and vegetables is truly a one pot wonder which the whole family can enjoy together at the dinner table!
*Tip* pork belly can be replaced by other meats or even seafood too.

Ingredients

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dried shiitake mushroom
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dried shiitake mushroom
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g
g
Sio Bak (roast pork belly)
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g
g
Sio Bak (roast pork belly)
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pressed Tofu (around 300g)
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pressed Tofu (around 300g)
oil for deep-frying
oil for deep-frying
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tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
cups
cups
water (for blanching)
0.00
cups
cups
water (for blanching)
0.00
g
g
carrots
0.00
g
g
carrots
0.00
snow peas
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snow peas
fresh coriander for garnish
fresh coriander for garnish
water/stock to top-up claypot
water/stock to top-up claypot
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
oil
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
oil
0.00
g
g
slice ginger
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g
g
slice ginger
0.00
tbsp
tsbp
minced garlic
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tbsp
tsbp
minced garlic

Sauce

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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
rice wine (optional)
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tbsp
tbsp
rice wine (optional)
0.00
tsp
tsp
sesame oil
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tsp
tsp
sesame oil
0.00
cup
cup
water
0.00
cup
cup
water
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water
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tbsp
tbsp
cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water

Steps

1

Soak 4-6 dried shiitake mushroom in hot water for 1 hour
Soak 4-6 dried shiitake mushroom in hot water for 1 hour
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2

Slice mushrooms into strips
Slice mushrooms into strips
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3

Slice 100g Sio Bak (roast pork belly) into 2cm thick slices
Slice 100g Sio Bak (roast pork belly) into 2cm thick slices
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4

Cut 1 square pressed tofu into 8 pieces
Cut 1 square pressed tofu into 8 pieces
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5

Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry tofu till golden brown
Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry tofu till golden brown
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6

Drain and set aside
Drain and set aside
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7

For sauce mixture, mix 1 tbsp light soy sauce,
For sauce mixture, mix 1 tbsp light soy sauce,
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8

1 tbsp dark soy sauce,
1 tbsp dark soy sauce,
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9

1 tbsp oyster sauce,
1 tbsp oyster sauce,
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10

1 tbsp rice wine (optional),
1 tbsp rice wine (optional),
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11

1 tsp sesame oil,
1 tsp sesame oil,
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12

1 cup water
1 cup water
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13

Mix well and set aside
Mix well and set aside
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14

Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water and set aside
Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water and set aside
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15

Add 2 cups water to wok
Add 2 cups water to wok
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16

Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil
Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil
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17

Add 40g carrots and 8 snow peas
Add 40g carrots and 8 snow peas
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18

Blanch for 3 mins, drain and set aside
Blanch for 3 mins, drain and set aside
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19

Add 2 tbsp oil to work,
Add 2 tbsp oil to work,
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20

20g slice ginger,
20g slice ginger,
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21

1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced garlic
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22

Add Sio Bak and stir fry until fragrant
Add Sio Bak and stir fry until fragrant
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23

Add sliced mushrooms, carrots and snow peas
Add sliced mushrooms, carrots and snow peas
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24

Stir fry for 1 min
Stir fry for 1 min
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25

Add sauce mixture and bring to boil
Add sauce mixture and bring to boil
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26

Thicken with cornstarch solution
Thicken with cornstarch solution
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27

Add fried tofu slices
Add fried tofu slices
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28

Toss and transfer to claypot
Toss and transfer to claypot
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29

Add water/stock to fill the claypot
Add water/stock to fill the claypot
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30

Cover and bring to boil
Cover and bring to boil
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31

Serve and garnish with fresh coriander
Serve and garnish with fresh coriander
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