Best Ever Scrambled Tofu

Super simple but amazing scrambled tofu. You will love it after taking the first scoop.

There are lots of extremely delicious Sichuan home style cooking dishes, using very simple and humble dishes and condiments, can be finished within minutes. This scrambled tofu fills this gap. In China, we call it “鸡刨豆腐”, which literally means tofu dig by chicken.

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Due to the bland taste, tofu is believed to be hard to cook. Our chef created the most famous mapo tofu, attaching the flavors with the help of starch. This version is simplified mapo tofu, but taste extremely good too. When we smash the tofu into smaller pieces, the surface area which can be attached with flavors is expanded greatly.Best scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Cooks Note

  1. You may love to use firm tofu or regular tofu for regular scrambled tofu, since they contain less water, more flavors can be absorbed. But I recommend using silken tofu for this scrambled dish. With the help of cornstarch, flavors are can be well wrapped. At the same time, we get the most tender texture.
  2. In order to make the tofu delicious, simmering is quite important.
  3. After adding the starch, the original flavors can be weakened. You can add an extra pinch of salt if necessary.
  4. Although this looks quite red, the color comes from doubanjiang. Consequently, the scrambled tofu is not spicy at all.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp. doubanjiang
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp. chopped scallion
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

Smash the tofu in a large bowl. Combine cornstarch with water.Best scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Heat 2 tablespoon of cooking oil (or you can use 1 tablespoon) and fry doubanjiang over slow fire for a while until the oil turns red. Add garlic and ginger, fry until aromatic.

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Place tofu in, add sugar and light soy sauce. Let the tofu simmer for 4-5 minutes over slow fire.Best scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Gently stir the starch water to avoid the starch settling to the bottom. Pour in the starch water in the tofu and make a quick stir to combine everything. Then place half of the scallions in. Combine well. Transfer out and sprinkle the remaining scallion as decoration.Best scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.comBest scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.comBest scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.comBest scrambled tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Best Ever Scrambled Tofu

Additive spicy Sichuan style scrambled tofu

Ingredients

  • 1 box of silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp.doubanjiang
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • ½ tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp. chopped scallion
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. Smash the tofu in a large bowl. Combine cornstarch with water.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoon of cooking oil (or you can use 1 tablespoon) and fry doubanjiang over slow fire for a while until the oil turns red.
  3. Add garlic and ginger, fry until aromatic.
  4. Place tofu in, add sugar and light soy sauce. Let the tofu simmer for 4-5 minutes over slow fire.
  5. Gently stir the starch water to avoid the starch settling to the bottom. Pour in the starch water in the tofu and make a quick stir to combine everything. Then place half of the scallions in. Combine well. Transfer out and sprinkle the remaining scallion as decoration.

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