Monday, September 25, 2017

Turning up the heat with tofu

After a busy week, and feeling under the weather, I needed something to perk up my taste buds. This sweet, sour and spicy salad with a Thai-style dressing turned out to be just the thing to restore my appetite. Myanmar-style hard tofu salad is very popular and is available at some supermarkets, or on the street. We call it pae’ pyar thoke. It can also be stir-fried with bean sprouts.

Chicken rice with peas and shallots. Photo: PhyoChicken rice with peas and shallots. Photo: Phyo

I have cooked rice with fresh peas and shallots, where the green-and-white combination looks very fresh, as well as tasting delicious.

Fried hard tofu salad

Thai style

SERVES 6

3-4 pieces hard tofu

200g cabbage, finely shredded

1 tsp garlic oil, optional

2 tbsp dried shrimp powder

2 medium onions, thinly sliced

3 tbsp toasted and salted peanuts, crushed

1-2 cups vegetable oil