Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dual Coloured Tofu with Fish Paste

This is a hit! The kids love it and so does my hubby. This is not a kueh but Tofu with Fish Paste. I made these before but they were without the colours. Since the kids dislike eating vegetables, I incorporated vegetables to it. My son kept asking me why is the tofu so colourful and how did I make it. I only tell him after he finish it. He never guess it was the vegetables that he dislike.

  • 100g Fish Paste
  • 1 tube Egg Tofu, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon Finely Chopped Spinach
  • 2 tablespoon Grated Carrot

How to do it:
  1. Mix fish paste and egg tofu well.
  2. Take 1/3 of the mixture.
  3. Add in the Spinach and mix well.
  4. Add carrot to the remaining 2/3 of the mixture and mix well.
  5. Take a deep dish, oil all sides well for easy removable.
  6. Spread the carrot mixture followed by the spinach.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Steam for 15 minutes or till cooked.
  9. Removed and cut into pieces.
  10. Serve.

  • Pan fried the steamed tofu till slightly brown on all sides.

  • No seasonings required as Fish Paste usually comes seasoned and vegetables add sweetness.
  • If you prefer more green than orange, reverse the amount required for the vegetables.
  • I pan fried the steamed tofu for my hubby as it was cold by the time he returned from work. It gives the tofu a slightly crunchy outer skin but it won't look as nice.
  • Whether steam or pan fried, best served when it's hot!

    * Dual Coloured Tofu - Steam and Pan Fried *


    1. this is a must try!!! will do it over the weekend!! hopes that Dec will eat this

    2. Mama Seah,
      I do hope Dec will like it too. It's taste and look nice.
      Happy Wokking!

    3. wow! what a healthy dish. going to try it out soon :)

    4. This looks very yummy! Will try it out! Thanks for sharing :)

    5. yes this is always a hit with kids, i always does mine with tofu and fishpaste only.

    6. Tracy, LZmommy,
      Happy Wokking! Hope your and your family will like this!

      I always do the plain one but recently the kids refuse to eat their veggie so have to come up with tricks lor. :p

    7. looks like kueh leh! very creative idea! Thumbs up!

    8. wah very creative!!!

      I love ur cooking mam

    9. Jazzmint,
      Thank you! Have a try at this! ;)

    10. Is fish paste known as yu jiang in Chinese?

      Where normally do you buy the fish paste from?

    11. Sherri,
      That's right!
      My place here has a stall in the wet market selling Yong Tau Fu. I buy mine there. You can also get it in Supermarket like NTUC and Shop & Save but I don't quite like it bcos it has a fishy smell.

      If you dont mind the work, try making your own ...