"This is an authentic Taiwanese side dish my vegetarian mother prepares. Tastes great with rice and other vegetables. Note: This is not a saucy dish." — Jeankat
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1 (16 ounce) package
extra firm tofu
Chinese black vinegar
chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste
My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! This is some of the best tofu that I have ever had!!! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. We will be making this a lot!!
i dont know whay but my tofu caouldnt be as black as the picture. the sauce is very thin and the sauce isnt really get nito the tofu, im not sure if i wanna do it again with the tofu. but teh sauce is very fragrant i think i'll do it again but i'll replace tofu with noodle :)
This is killer! I was able to brown the tofu by cooking it on high (after cooking garlic and onion on medium) and my end result looked just like the picture. I only used 1/4 cup soy sauce (rather than 1/3) and chinese red vinegar in place of the black. Used chopped vidalia onion instead of green, which i lacked. Am eating it now and liking it much! Note: Do not omit chinese-style vinegars, which impart a particularly delightful flavor! (I did not have sesame oil today when i made this dish again so i toasted some sesame seeds and added them to soy sauce mixture--worked well).
I'm not really experienced at cooking or at buying ingredients so I never ended up finding sesame oil or chinese black vinegar. What I did find is black bean sauce so I added that in. It took alot longer than 10 minutes for my tofu to brown, I was starting to get worried. But eventually it did, anyway the end result seemed way too salty. I don't know if its my beginner skills and me taking 'seasoning' too far or because I used 1/3 of dark soy sauce instead of normal stuff. Anyway (this may sound a little strange) when I lick the sauce it's nice, but then when I chew and shallow the tofu, it really is too salty for me. I think I shall make some rice tomorrow and hopefully the sauce will immerse into that and become weaker (less salty). Otherwise, the green onions and garlic smelt so yummy! Also the tofu when it started browning looked really yum too. I think my results was probably influenced more on my tastebuds and skills than the recipe. I may try this again in the future with a few adjustments (e.g. less salt and less soy sauce)
I really love this recipe. Especially great on top of white rice. I originally sent in a 5 star review on this recipe, using Balsamic Vinegar since I couldn't find Chinese Black Vinegar. Now, thanks to my bestfriend, who sent me a bottle of Chinese Black Vinegar over the holidays, I find that the Chinese Black Vinegar made a great diffence in appearance and in taste. I would make this recipe again and again using the Chinese Black Vinegar.
Delicious with the addition of black bean sauce!!! My husband likes to add chinese hot sauce to his.
Followed the recipe exactly for great results. I used low sodium soy sauce and I found it somewhat salty but still tasted good. I fried the tofu for about 15 minutes before adding the garlic, because I wanted to tofu crispy without burning the garlic. The leftovers the next day actually tasted better, and the tofu was less salty and more mellow in taste. Next time I'll let it sit in the fridge for a day for the tofu to take on the marinade sauce. Thanks!
I used regular firm tofu since its what I had on hand. I also used just enough of the sauce to turn the tofu medium brown and that way is wasnt salty. This was really tasty, Ill make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Taiwanese Fried Tofu
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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