Tahu Goreng (Fried Beancurd with Peanut Sauce)

    40 mins

    Tauhu goreng is essentially a Malay/Nonya dish that can be eaten as a side dish or as a meal in itself. Try the peanut sauce on top of your choice of vegetables too!


    Central Region, Singapore
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 pieces tau kwa (fried beancurd cakes), cut into quarters
    • 100g bean sprouts, blanched
    • 1 cucumber peeled and shredded
    • Sauce ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons tamarind pulp, soaked in 250ml warm water and strained for tamarind water
    • 1 tablespoon homemade or store-bought sambal belacan (shrimp chilli paste)
    • 2 small cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 125ml water
    • 50 g roasted peanuts, crushed finely
    • 1/2 teaspoon dark soya sauce

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large wok, deep fry the taukwa in hot oil until golden. Arrange the taukwa on a plate with the bean sprouts and shredded cucumber.
    2. In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients and simmer gently until a thick gravy forms, about 10 minutes.
    3. Top the tofu and vegetables with the gravy and serve immediately.

    Make ahead

    Make the sauce ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

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