This is a very, very simple dish and yet is a favourite in the family. I first learnt it on a show on the TV called Spicy Steve. I liked that show a lot but I have not seen the show for sometime already. Spicy Steve is a Vancouver based cook whose show focused on food from South East Asia.
I really don’t know what to call this dish. So since this dish is so simple, I will call it by a simple name — Cold Tofu.
The ingredients are very basic — stuff an Asian kitchen will almost always have. The Tofu has to be the smooth, soft type. For sauce, I used a combination of the light soy sauce and sweet soy sauce. You may substitute the sweet soy sauce with hoisin sauce or oyster sauce if you don’t have sweet soy sauce on hand. For garnishing, I used chopped green onions and fried shallot.
The two sauces goes on top first. I suggest that you use equally amount of both sauces.
Then sprinkle the chopped onions and fried shallot.
You can prepare the fried shallot yourself but I just use those that I bought pre-made from the stores. You can also topped it with meat floss.
There you go … a very simple dish.
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Looks good, and very simple. I too enjoyed Spicy Steve’s show and had the chance to meet him at last year’s Eat Vancouver food and cooking festival. Cool guy. He had a few demonstrations going on that day, but I haven’t seen him on the air in a long time. I think he offers cooking classes on his website.
We wanted to blog about Eat! Vancouver this year but unfortunately we lost all the photos due to computer problem. We saw Chef Wan from Malaysia and Bob Blumer from Foodtv in this year’s Eat! Vancouver.
I’ve had the same dish but usually served as a small side dish with tempura or other deep fried Japanese foods. It sounds good to make when its too hot to cook.