Braised Tofu with Meat Ball

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We have finally settled in our new apartment in Toronto. Moving is so tiring and driving in such a big city is a bit scary. We haven’t posted anything  for almost 3 weeks. This is our first post here,  a new beginning, to show you a recipe of tofu and meat balls.

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Ingredients:

1. A box of medium firm tofu

2. 8 to 10 cooked Italian meat balls. So there may be an extra step that you have to cook the meat ball first.

3. one green onion and 3 gloves of garlic, all chopped

4. three dried red peppers

5. 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp black bean sauce or Douchi, 5 white rock sugar, 1 tsp corn starch, 2 tbsp cooking oil.

 

Steps:

1. Cut the tofu into small cubes. Get a pan, medium heat to heat up the cooking oil and melt the rock sugar. Then add the garlic chops and dried red pepper. Stir for 30 seconds.

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2. All in the tofu cubes and gently stir for two minutes. Add the cooked meat balls, soy sauce and black bean sauce. Stir for a minute.

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3. Add the corn starch and 50 ml water. Cover the pan with a lid. Low heat for 2 minutes.

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4. Times up. Don’t forget the green onion decoration.

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Enjoy with a spoon!

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks appetizing, Jing! I happen to love tofu. Dipped in soy sauce, so… goood, right? 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Angie! You are definitely right. I like making a big bowl of soft tofu and vegetable soup and dipping tofu in soy sauce without worrying the meal getting too salty 🙂

  2. Hilda says:

    Sweet and heat – a winning combination. They look delicious.
    Hope you settle in easily to your new home in TO. I’m sure you’ll get used to driving in Toronto, but watch out for the parking officials. I have spent a small fortune on fines!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Fiesta Friday. Have a lovely weekend and Thanksgiving.

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Hilda! I’ll keep an eye out on them 😉 and happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Nancy says:

    Hope you’re enjoying your new apartment. After the anxiety of driving in the city, I bet the comfort of this delicious dish puts you back in a relaxing mode. 🙂 Love the blend of flavors, Jing!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Nancy. I cleaned out the space for the kitchen. The rest of the apartment is still buried under boxes and cases. Well I guess I just can’t live without touching the cookware 😉

  4. ooh i have some tofu and have been wondering what to do with it x

    1. Jing says:

      Hi Justine, if you have some extra time you can also try this tofu recipe here https://dailyezcooking.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/beef-stuffed-tofu/
      🙂

  5. petra08 says:

    I love tofu and meat. The combination with soy sounds great and I hope you will be happy in your new place:)

  6. This looks delicious! And it’s different because you’re balancing tofu and soy sauce, which are associated with Asian foods, and Italian meatballs. Looks like an amazing combo! Happy FF!

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Andrea. I recently started trying mixing ingredients from different countries together. This combo seems to be a good one. Happy FF!

  7. Mandi says:

    I actually really love the idea of eating tofu AND meat – tofu is normally used just as a meat alternative! thanks for sharing this, will definitely try it soon.

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Mandi 🙂 Meat -> Egg -> Tofu That’s my way from Meat to Tofu.

  8. That combination sounds delicious 🙂

  9. I’ve never eaten tofu before but this combination sounds delish!

  10. Suchitra says:

    Love the combination. I am thinking turkey meatballs!

    You will soon settle down. Any change is initially difficult!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Su 🙂

  11. Looks really yummy! I am not familiar with black bean sauce- is that readily available? thanks for this recipe!

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks. Yes it is readily available, but you may have to search for it in the east Asian sector in a big supermarket.

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