Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tauhu Sumbat ( Fried Tofu Stuffed With Vegetables )

Tauhu sumbat - pockets of fried tofu stuffed with vegetables - makes a nutritious snack or meal. You get both protein and vegetables in one serving. Extra tasty when drenched with a spicy peanut sauce

This is the most common fast food you can get it around pasar malam or
at pasar tani.

Wanna try you own?

Several pieces of semi-hard bean curd (you can find at the wet market)
1/2 cucumber, cut into fine thin strips
1/2 carrot, cut into fine thin strips
1 cup beansprouts, scalded lightly
Enough oil to deep-fry bean curd Sauce:
1/2 cup asam jawa juice (mix 1 tbsp asam in a bit of water and squeeze out the juice)
2 tbsp oil Combine the following:
300g groundnuts, toasted and pounded coarsely
3 to 4 red chili, seeded and pounded
2 to 3 cilipadi (optional)
3 shallots, pounded
1 clove garlic, pounded
1/2 tsp belacan granules Seasoning:
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt, or to taste
1 tsp palm sugar (gula Melaka)
MethodCut bean curd (tauhu) pieces diagonally into halves. Sprinkle a little salt. Pat dry with paper kitchen towels, then deep-fry in hot oil until crispy on the outside.Cut a slit in the tauhu and pry open slightly. Stuff with a little bit of each vegetable into the opening.For the sauce: heat two tablespoons oil in a wok and saute the combined pounded ingredients until fragrant. Add asam jawa juice and seasoning. Bring to a simmering boil until sauce turns thick. Dish out and serve with the tauhu sumbat.

Wow.... looks good? try one today!

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