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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Here's another delicious, quick and easy Chinese dish put together by Annie's mum.

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp

It's so nice to have Annie's Mum visiting because she cooks a lot of stuff for us that we don't often get to try. She has so much experience cooking all sorts of dishes! She's really been an inspiration to Annie and me. The only downside is, our waistlines have been expanding since she came! You see, her dishes are so tasty, it's hard to stop eating!

Here is one dish that Annie's Mum made recently that is pretty simple, yet full of flavor. It uses the same Mandarin brand Egg Tofu that we used in our popular "Two Tofus, Two Ways" recipe. Only instead of frying it, we steam it.

Mandarin Egg Tofu

mandarin egg tofu

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp


2 tubes egg tofu*
4 ounces ground pork
5 large shrimp, shelled
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
1 Teaspoon light soy sauce
1/2 Teaspoon ground white pepper
1 Teaspoon cornstarch
2 stalks green onion, chopped

*Note: if you can't get the egg tofu, use a block of regular or silken tofu.

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 Teaspoon cornstarch
1 Teaspoon oyster sauce
1 Teaspoon Chinese rice wine


1. Finely mince 3 of the shrimp.
2. Mix the shrimp, ground pork, sesame oil, soy sauce, white pepper and cornstarch together
3. Cut the tofu crosswise into 16 round pieces, about 2 cm in thickness.
4. Lay the rounds in a shallow dish and scoop out the centers with a spoon to form a bowl.
5. Spoon some of the ground pork mixture into the tofu bowls.

Filling Egg Tofu with Ground Pork

Filling Egg Tofu with Ground Pork

6. Slice the remaining 2 shrimp in half lengthwise and cut into 16 pieces.
7. Top each of the tofu and ground pork rounds with a piece of shrimp.

Topping Ground Pork with Shrimp

Topping ground pork with shrimp

8. Steam the dish for 15 minutes to make sure the ground pork is cooked through.
9. While the tofu is steaming, combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
10. When the tofu is done steaming, remove dish from steamer, drizzle sauce over the tofu, and garnish with the chopped green onions. Serve hot with rice.

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Steamed Egg Tofu with Ground Pork and Shrimp

That flavor and textural combination of sweet, crunchy shrimp, savory pork, plus the silky smooth egg tofu, is so irresistible! How to stop eating it, tell me!

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Robert said...

Looks so good, love stuffed tofu, although I have never had it with egg tofu. Ignore the waistline.

Wayne said...

Yili says "yum...!"

Sharon said...

We always gain weight when my mom visits or we visit her! She feeds us nonstop. I think I'll make this for her when she comes for Thanksgiving. She'll be so impressed!

CUMI & CIKI said...

easy to eat.. and light enough to not feel heavy. I love this with brown rice after a hardcore work out!

VG said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You've got some of my fav. Malaysian recipes here.

ladyhomechef said...

Marvelous pictures! Enjoy reading ur blog! Keep upt he good work. :)

Carolyn Jung said...

I learn something new almost every time I read your blog. Egg tofu? Who knew! I must look for it the next time I'm in my Asian market. Thanks for turning me on to a new ingredient.

Emile Zola@life said...

Searching few blogs to get some ideas to cook it for dinner, as a housewife, sometime feel headache when think what to cook for dinner. This is a simple recipe and I'm sure it will taste good and will try it. I will post in my blog after cooked.

laufamily said...

This dish looks so good! Mmmmm I want those tofu.

Annie said...

robert - try it, the egg tofu is simply delicious! The waistline getting large enough to slap us back so it's impossible to ignore--hahaha!

wayne - and you say? Thanks Yili!

sharon - let us know what your mom thinks.

cumi & ciki - sounds like you've had it before!

vg - you're welcome!

Annie said...

ladyhomechef - thank you!

carolyn - they only sell it at 99 Ranch as far as I know. Try it out and let us know what you think.

emile - I'm glad you like it. Do tell us how it goes.

laufamily - cmon over and we'll make some for you.

Emile Zola@life said...

Annie, check out my blog, I have followed your Steamed egg tofu recipe and the taste was great. I even got another dish using the same tofu, hehehe..
Thanks anyway..

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Bookmarked: thanks!

Nate-n-Annie said...

@emile - good on ya!

@js - thank you for bookmarking! Let us know when you make the dish too.

Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such articles. I love to read stories like this. By the way add more pics :)