Sunday, September 12, 2010

Almond Crusted Bean Curd

I have always thought that soft white tofu/bean curd has very limited cooking recipe but my point of view changed after seeing this, on a foodie review magazine. I am so amazed by how the chef marinade and coating the tofu. From just a simple white tofu transformed into a 5 star dish. How's that sound?

And here's the recipe.

Ingredients :

500gm Japaneses press white tofu,
3 tbsp flour
120gm almond flakes

Seasoning :
1 tspn salt
1 tspn sugar
1/4 tspn ground pepper
1/2 tspn Chinese 5 spice powder
(combined all ingredient)

Coating Batter :
120gm all purpose flour
1 tsbp wheat starch
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
1 tspn sugar
3 tbsp corn oil
200l water
(whisk all ingredients to a smooth batter)
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Method :
- wrap tofu with a clean dry white cloth and keep refrigerated for 30mins.
- cut the tofu into bite size cubes and sprinkle with seasoning.
*

- coat tofu with flour and dip into batter, finally coat with almond flakes.
- deep fry in hot oil untill golden brown and drain on paper tower.
- it's best to serve hot with dipping sauce.

And ta...da.... here's the crispy coated bean curd! I'll have to say this is absolutely delicious. And it is so aromatic. I'm sure you would like to have a simple dipping sauce for this too. The recipe is as follow. So, hope you will enjoy this and happy cooking.

Hot & sour dipping sauce :
100ml sweet plum sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
90ml fish sauce
90ml lime/lemon juice
4 garlic, chopped
4 birds eye chillies, sliced
(combined all ingredients and mix well)

39 comments:

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious! I seldom cook tofu because my boys do not like the way I cook them, either braised with pork or in soup...now I have another way to tempt them to eat tofu!THanks for sharing Kristry..have a beautiful Sunday!

ChrisAu said...

i love everything related to almonds!

smallkucing said...

hubi love taufu and love almond. This is the prefect dish for him :D Thanks

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, sound interesting and looks delicious, I bet I will love the dipping sauce too!

reanaclaire said...

So unique.. all i do is to imagine the taste... yummy!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks so good, I love that delicious coating.
Have a great day daaaaaaaaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

penny aka jeroxie said...

I can almost smell and taste the crunchy bits of almond... YUM

Angie's Recipes said...

That's creative!

jelena said...

I am not fond of toffu but perhaps cause I do not know how to use it. This recipe is full of added flavor!

Cooking Gallery said...

Tofu is so underated, thank you for sharing this recipe, that people could find out that tofu is really not that plain when prepared well...!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Sounds pretty darn good to me!

My Little Space said...

Jeannie : You're welcome. Hope you will like it too.

Chris : Hope you will enjoy this!

smalkucing : Great! Hope he'll love this one.

Jess : Me too! The sauce is so tempting!

Claire : I'm sure you are unable to resist this!

HH : You too! Have fun.

Penny : Hmm...mm... oh yes, those 5 spice aroma just amazing!

Angie : Thank you very much!

Jelena : Hope you will like it!

Cooking Gallery : Yes, indeed! And I'm glad I found this recipe.

Thanks so much everyone for spending your weekend here with me today. Hope you are all having a wonderful day & have lots of fun.

Blessings, Kristy

My Little Space said...

Belinda : Yeap, just imagine those chinese 5 spice aroma! You'll be so in love with them. haha.... Enjoy & have a wonderful day, darling.

Cheers, Kristy

Priscilla said...

Kristy, the bean curd looks great! I never had one, but your pictures inspired me! lol
maybe I'll try your recipe.

Mary said...

This looks really interesting. I love anything that's deep fried. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

MaryMoh said...

This looks very delicious. I think I can even eat that as a meal....everyday :) Love the dipping sauce. Thanks very much. Hope you had a great weekend.

Fimère said...

ces carrés aux amandes et tofu me plaisent beaucoup, ils doivent être drôlement délicieux
bisou et bonne soirée

Claudia said...

Kristy the breadth of your cooking just welcomes me. This is so creative - and I do love tofu. And I adore almonds!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of the almond crust - yum!

cherry potato said...

Since I have no time to cook, can reserve some for me ah?? hehe

Little Inbox said...

Oh, this is marvelous! I like tofu in this way.

3 hungry tummies said...

The texture must be amazing Kristy! Looks good!

Ian Low said...

the bean curd with almonds looks really delicious!!

nice site ... :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious way of preparing tofu!

Cheers,

Rosa

My Little Space said...

Priscilla : Thank you. Hope you will like it too! Enjoy.

Mary : You too! Enjoy.

MaryMoh : Yeah, could be a nice football snack! haha...

Fimere : Wanna try one? ^_^

Claudia : Glad that you like it! I'll invite you over if I've stayed closer. hehe...

Natasha : Thanks alot! Enjoy.

Chin : Can not reserve because these need to be served hot! =o)

Little Inbox : Thanks and hope you will enjoy the recipe as well.

3HungryTummies : ME...good looking! HAHAHA.... Of coz, I'm looking good! haha... How do you know that?

Ian Low : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space and nice to meet you. Glad that you like my site and hope to hear from you more often.

Thanks everyone for spending your time with me today. Hope you are all having a fabulous day. Keep smiling.

Cheers, Kristy

Blackswan said...

This looks like my kinda dish ..... healthy & delicious! Love it :)

lena said...

hey, i like this!

alison said...

so interesting your tofu experience,very innovative!

elra said...

That is such a wonderful snack Kristy! A delicious one for sure.

Barbara said...

I've never been much of a tofu fan and have only had it a couple times that I liked the recipe, but I just love the looks of this, Kristy! Lovely little bite-sized gems. And your dipping sauce sounds delish.

Anncoo said...

Kristy, tofu is my favorite and I can really eat a lot. This looks so delicious with almond coated and that dipping sauce...Yummy!!

BTW I saw your Osmanthus Tea Soda cocktail in my bloglist..how come can't see your post here?

Foodessa said...

Kristy...I've been trying to increase my consumption of tofu through interesting dishes. This one has some pretty interesting ingredients ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Belinda @zomppa said...

You just upped the ante with tofu! Me wants!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

So simple but I know this will be sooooooo GOOD! You are unstoppable!

tigerfish said...

Very creative.

My Little Space said...

Shirley : Thank you! Are you flying off again?

Lena : Thanks alot!

Alison : Thank you. Glad that you like it too.

Elra : Thank you! I wonder do you like tofu? ^_^

Barbara : Thank you. Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

Ann : Will post it up in another 10 mins! haha...

Claudia : I'm so happy that you like it too. Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

Belinda : Haha.... Sure you want? Open your month please!

Denise : I hope you will like this! Will post the drinks in another 10 mins time.

Tigerfish : Thank you for your kind words, dear. Hope you will enjoy this.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and spending your valueable time here with me. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Cheers, Kristy

alwayswinner786 said...

It's great to have tofu with almond flakes! I will try it in my coming tea party!

Lyndsey said...

Oh darn...I missed this one and the next post too! Oops sorry! This sounds so good. I don't usually get the silken tofu because of not knowing what to use it in. I will try this. Last week I made some tofu with chickpea flour batter, everyone like that, so this should go over big! Cheers!

Sweet and Savory said...

I have never been successful with tofu. THe other day, I decided, I would tackle it. After all, you are giving me, the perfect recipe which looks delicious. My husband was quite emphatic with his NO.

I will have to try again, in the future. In the meanwhile, I will visit and admire yours.

I am so happy to see you linked to My Meatless Mondays. I like having you on my blog. After all, we go way back. When you have time, come visit MMM again and again and again. Thanks for the link.

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