Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork and Gogi Berries

Tofu – the ‘miracle’ source of protein from soy that has zero fat and low in calories. Depending on what texture you are seeking, there are silken, soft, firm, rough versions and a slew more in between. There are fresh, fermented, fried, pickled ones to suit different needs. For all its versatility, tofu has only a hint of taste. Some would call it bland. I prefer to think of it as a subtle colour, taking on the flavours of the accompanying ingredients and sauces.
This recipe takes just 10 minutes to make from beginning to end. It’s one of my go-to dishes in a pinch. For an extra side dish, I sliced up a squash and drizzled sesame oil and soy sauce for an instant salad – Voila!Zucchini Salad

For a meatless version, you might add more belachan for a spicier taste.

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork and Gogi Berries
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cube tofu
  • ¼ lb ground pork
  • Small handful (~2 tbsp) goji berries, soaked till soft and drained
  • 1 green onion, sliced very thinly, keeping white and green parts separate
  • 1 tsp belachan
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup water
Instructions
  1. Pat tofu dry, squeezing as much water out as possible. Steam for 5 minutes and set aside.
  2. Heat a little oil in a wok and add ground pork. Stir-fry till all the pink is gone.
  3. Add in goji berries and white part of the green onion. Stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  4. Add belachan and fry till fragrance is released.
  5. Add water, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
  6. Drizzle sesame oil and stir well for about 20 seconds.
  7. Pour ground pork sauce over steamed tofu, top with green part of green onion and serve.

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