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Seaweed Tofu Rolls 紫菜卷豆腐

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It was in 2001 that I came up with this dish.

It was inspired by my first taste of Agedashi Tofu. And for many years I have cooked it many times, this way.

I've taken the pics of this dish many times throughout the years, starting from the first few months of blogging, and each time I cooked this again.. LOL. I just never shared this recipe for almost 7 years, not that I was reluctant too, but just never got around to do it.

There were times when my seaweed just burst like Hulk's clothes... sometimes they stay nice.
I don't know why exactly. I didn't notice the reasons. Oil too hot? Fry too long?

As this dish is slightly on the sweet side, eating each piece with some spring onion balances the flavours nicely. If you don't like that sweet tinge, skip the sugar, but somehow I like it this way.
If your seaweed doesn't taste of any pepper, you can add in some pepper to the gravy. I think adding some ginger juice will taste great too, but I never tried adding anything else.

Seaweed Tofu Rolls

Created by WendyinKK

3 tubes of Egg Tofu
18 pcs seasoned seaweed snack (nori)
Cornstarch for dusting

3 shallots, chopped
3 Tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar

2 sprigs of spring onion (white and green separated and sliced)

1. Cut each tube of tofu into 4 pcs.
2. Dust one piece of seaweed snack with cornstarch and paste it onto a moist tofu, if the seaweed is not enough to wrap around, add 1/2 pc more. If the edges don't stick, moisten them.
3. Pan fry the wrapped tofu until they turn golden.
4. In a clean pan, heat some oil, around 2 Tbsp and saute the chopped shallots until golden, add in white parts of spring onion, if you dont like to taste the pungency of the raw white parts. Put in 3/4 cup of water (or more) and then soy sauce and sugar. Let it simmer for a while, taste it and adjust to your preference. The sauce should be nicely seasoned and slightly sweet.
5. Pour the sauce over the fried tofu and sprinkle green parts of spring onion over.

6 lovely notes:

joceline lyn April 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM  

看来这个简单又好吃的。非常 ngam 我了。嘻嘻嘻 。。。。 感恩分享。

Mama Arif April 24, 2015 at 1:05 PM  

woww this look delicisios :)

Anonymous,  April 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM  

**Forget to include my name**

Love all your recipes, Wendy. Wondering do you have recipes of cooking with Thermomix to share?

I've just got one to help me cook quick dinner after work & feed the hungry tummies at home.

Pi Ma

WendyinKK April 25, 2015 at 10:37 AM  

Pi Ma,
I don't own a Thermomix :)

mui mui April 26, 2015 at 10:09 PM  

Hi Wendy,
This dish is nice to see, tasty to eat :D
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous,  April 29, 2015 at 2:32 PM  

Wow! I just bought tofu and still have leftover seaweed in the fridge from CNY seaweed rolls. Now I can try this. As for the sauce, I want to try using soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, onion, little bit of honey and vinegar. Got this idea from Maangchi's crunchy friend chicken. Can't get enough of her delicious sauce. Her recipe also includes dried chili, but I'll omit this. Thanks!


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