Tofu and minced pork stir fry

Everybody loves simple and easy dishes ....

And with cheap ingredients ?! So much the better !

Tofu is a versatile protein-rich food , even with minimal seasoning and add-ins , it's absolutely delicious ....

Cheap and easy to prepare , I always buy a block of tofu whenever I can't think of what to cook ....

I like to steam it sometimes but mostly , it goes into my stir fries .....

Want more of easy tofu dishes ?! Check this Pan fried stuffed tofu , stir fried string beans , tofu and minced pork with kale in olive oil and the steamed tofu with minced pork and salted fish .

For a more substantial fare , add some sweet corn kernels and some greens ....

This recipe is easily doubled , no , make it triple !

Serves one lone Asian ( with 2 bowlful of rice and an oversized cup of hot milky coffee )

1 block / about 200 grams soft tofu
60 grams minced pork
60 grams bell pepper , a mix of red and yellow
1 small shallot , thinly sliced
1 clove garlic , minced
1 teaspoon ginger , finely chopped
a sprig of green onion , sectioned
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp chili sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup / 4 tablespoon water
a pinch of chicken powder
a dash of ground white pepper

* Rinse tofu , cut horizontally in two and put in a strainer to drain ( for hours , in the fridge , during hot days   ) , gently top with a small saucer , to expel some of the liquid . ( If you're pressed for time , just wipe it well with some kitchen towel or kitchen tissue ) . Wipe thoroughly with kitchen tissue and slice into squares then sprinkle with tapioca starch or cornstarch on both sides . Pan fry in a hot oil ( 1 tbsp or so ) until both sides are light brown .
* In the same pan , add shallot , garlic and ginger , fry until fragrant and add the minced pork , stir fry until pork changes color , add a pinch of chicken powder , chili sauce , sugar and pepper , continue frying until pork is golden brown . Pour in the water , let boil and simmer for about 3 minutes or until water evaporates , add in the fish sauce and adjust seasoning . Add in the green onion and cilantro , give it a good stir , dish up . Serve hot . With rice .


  1. What a gorgeous stir fry...and definitely big time yummy!!!!

  2. WOW! Tofu's the best:) Anne, if only I could join you on this meal...but I'll have my coffee with cream instead ;P

  3. This is a delicious looking dish! I could just have this one dish with rice. Yum!

  4. Delicious, Anne, I always love your simple dishes. They make me drool. I would love to eat this with a bowl of hot rice.

  5. Hi Anne, I like tofu too, cook in any style. Yours sure look appetizing and I love your quote "with 2 bowlful of rice and an oversized cup of hot milky coffee." ME....I want to join you. :)

    Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

  6. Great looking dishes, getting hungry now.

  7. good morning anne, i love all tofu dishes and i like how colourful your dish looks! that spring onion in your 2nd picture, at first i thought it's a pair of chopsticks! LOL! Have a great weekend!

    1. Lena , now that you mentioned it , it does look like a child's chopstick ! lol

  8. i LOVE your simple and easy dishes, anne! i may have told you this before, but yours are the only asian recipes i've tried that actually taste like food i had in asia. maybe i am following all the wrong blogs! but yours are reliably delicious and authentic, and it's so nice to taste things i miss and can't find here.

    on another note, i love that this has both pork and tofu. western food seems to use tofu usually as a meat replacer, but there's no reason it can't stand on its own beside meat! yum.

    1. Awwww That's so sweet , Anna ! :D Seriously , just add some minced ginger , garlic and spring onion to most stir fry dishes , it always works for me :D

  9. I am not a tofu person but do cook with it occasionally. This looks so delicious and healthy! love that you are using lot of ginger and garlic!

  10. Anne, your tofu dish sound so yummy ,I need more rice to go with your dish for sure. Happy Weekend..

  11. This is simply an appetizing dish, Ann. I ll know what to cook for my next dinner. Lovely!

  12. Hi Anne,
    My boys love tofu.
    This is a comfort dish ...need more rice heehee
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)


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