Tofu in Tauchu Gravy

I am a great lover of Tofu - cooked in any way. It is exceptionally soothing when cooked in a light tauchu gravy. So fast & simple to cook, with so few ingredients and importantly, so beautiful!


  • 3 pieces of hard tofu, halved into triangles & deep fried briefly
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 bulb of medium sized onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tauchu (fermented soya beans)
  • 1/2 tbsp tamarind, squeezed in 1 cup of water, drain for the juice
  • 1 red chilli, sliced lengthwise 3/4 way ,in half & deseeded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

  1. Heat oil in a small pan. Sautee' onions & garlic until soft.
  2. Put in the tauchu and tamarind juice.
  3. As soon as the water boils, add the salt, sugar & red chilli.
  4. Immerse the deep- fried, triangle tofu into the tofu gravy.
  5. Enjoy with hot white rice.