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
1 onion
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!


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

The Lovely Wife makes an excellent dish Dharm. Your family is so lucky to have two great cooks in the family!!! As an aside if you wanted to join the Potato Ho Down it is not too late. It happens on the 3rd Wednesday of every month

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Thank you for this one Dharm (even the math I can follow on it!). I like the simple of this Tofu dish! I'll probably have to add some basil and garlic but that's OK right.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

That dish looks great Dharm!

maybelles mom said...

cute entry. and it does look very tasty.

glamah16 said...

I am actually starting to like and appreciate tofu. This dish looks tasty and I like the addition of oyster sauce.

Thistlemoon said...

You are so funny as always! :)

David T. Macknet said...

I don't know about the oyster sauce, but the rest sounds yummy! ;)

Keep up the bad puns and the good cooking!

Anonymous said...

Fully agree that this is a great tasting dish that's simple to make. Interested to add a little zing to the dish? Thinly slice a small piece of those salted fish (ikan masin) and sautee the slices for a minute of so in hot oil, just before adding the garlic, red chilli, curry leaves etc. But do reduce the oyster sauce by half!!!

The Chinese always love to add thin slices of the salted fish to this dish.

KLguy (laughing Buddha with a camera)


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