Sunday, March 28, 2010

Deep Fried Seafood Tofu

I'm a big fan of tofu esp; japanese tofu (egg tofu), steamed tofu, mapo tofu, and any soup with soft tofu in it. 

As a kid whenever we were at a chinese restuarant, one of my favourite dish to order was this Deep Fried Seafood Tofu. I've had it so many times but couldn't figure out how to make it, so with a little experimenting on the family this is it.

Deep Fried Seafood Tofu

2 pcs soft tofu
2 pcs egg tofu
150g prawn or fish paste (you can mince this yourself with a meat cleaver)
1 egg
2 tsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 tsp carrot, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chicken stock cube
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
pinch of salt
corn flour to coat the tofu
vegetable oil for deep frying

1. Mash up the soft tofu and egg tofu. Add the fish paste, egg, carrot, coriander, stock, salt & pepper. I would normally alternate between the fish and prawn paste but you can also add both. Combine it until it's smooth. For this I usually use a hand blender for a few quick pulses.
2. Prepare a greased dish for steaming. Pour the tofu mixture and spread it evenly. 
3. Heat a steaming pan and place the tofu mixture for steaming. Reduce the heat to  medium and steam for about 20 mins. Remove and cool before cutting.
4. Heat the oil in the wok for deep frying.
5. Cut the tofu in small rectangular shapes and coat them in corn flour. Coat it evenly and dip them into the oil for deep frying. Fry until it is golden brown and drain on the paper towels. Serve them with mayonnaise or sweet thai chilli. I usually serve them with thick mayonnaise. (I'm a big fan of mayonnaise and Dutch frite sauce!!)


  1. Hi! I tried doing this but after steaming and pouring it out, it breaks and not in one whole piece. What is wrong? Please advise me. Tks.

  2. Maybe the fish or prawn paste needs to be minced more to make it finer so when you blend it with the tofu it will mix better. I hope this helps.

  3. Oic. I did not mince my prawn fine enough. I did not add an egg also. Could that be one of the cause? Tks for the reply.

  4. That could be it :-) the egg acts like the glue to bind everything.

  5. HI
    Can i know if i can skip the fish n prawn paste and replace mince por ? thanks

  6. Thanks for this recipe..I am a big fan of seafood tofu... I still remember the appetizing taste of Seafood Tofu which I enjoyed at New Orleans Bar and Grill..



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