Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Bean (Curd + Sprouts) = Taufoo and Taugeh, and I can prove it mathematically!
Sorry for trying to be clever but I couldn't resist this! See, the equation Bean(Curd + sprouts) when simplified would give you Beancurd + Beansprouts and this is exactly what this simple dish is. In Malaysia, we refer to Beancurd as Taufoo (Tofu) while bean sprouts are known as Taugeh. So, this lovely dish is simply Taufoo and Taugeh! See? Proven mathematically too!
The Lovely Wife likes to make this dish and the kids and I love to eat it! It is superb with rice, especially as a side dish. The beauty of this dish, aside from how simple it is to cook, is the fact that it goes well with any sort of cuisine. It goes well as an accompaniment to a curry as well as Chinese food.
This is what she does:
200g Bean sprouts
3 squares bean curd
1 red chilli (seeded)
handful of curry leaves
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
Chop onions, garlic and chilli. Sautee together with curry leaves in a little oil. Cube the beancurd and add to the pan, stirring well to cook through. Add the bean sprouts together with the oyster sauce and a little water if needed. Stir fry quickly. Season with a little salt and pepper if needed.
Could something so simple be so tasty? You better believe it. This is also a great vegetarian recipe too!