Monday, July 6, 2015

Fried Honeycomb Tofu

If you don't like the tofu texture, try this easy recipe. Fried frozen tofu with garlic, cilantro and sweet'n'hot dipping sauce makes your dinner appetizer so grand. The Chinese said: 美味無窮!
Fried Honeycombed Tofu adds excitement to your dinner table.

1 pack hard tofu
3 cups oil for frying

Dipping Sauce:
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 stems cilantro, chopped
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
Desirable amount of Sriracha


  1. Cut tofu into pieces of half inch thick.
  2. Lay the slices on a clean plate and put them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Next day, remove them from the freezer and soak in water.
  4. Squeeze out excess water and lay on a layer of paper towel to let dry.
  5. Heat oil on medium heat until ready for frying* (about 5 minutes). 
  6. Carefully drop the slices into oil. Flip once to have even coverage.
  7. Remove from heat when tofu pieces turned light brown.
  8. Lay fried tofu on dry paper towel until surface is no longer greasy.
  9. Mix the dipping sauce ingredients for dipping or serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

*Ready for Frying: Drop a small piece of tofu. If it dips to the bottom then come right up, it is ready to fry.

Originally posted on Instagram June 15, 2013

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