Recipe from Sino Chai Teahouse Restaurant, Dubai Healthcare City
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
4tbsp canola oil
250g fresh tofu, cut into squares
30g ginger, sliced
30g garlic, peeled and grated
10ml sesame oil
20g fresh basil
5ml soy paste
pinch of sugar
pinch of white pepper powder
20g spring onion, sliced to garnish
10g fresh chillies, sliced to garnish
How to cook Tofu Hot Pot
1 Heat 2 tbsp canola oil in a frying pan and shallow-fry tofu cubes over a medium heat until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. Add remaining canola oil and cook the ginger until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Fry the garlic the same way.
3. Heat sesame oil in another pan then add the tofu, fried ginger and garlic. Keep stirring. And the remaining ingredients, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Add spring onion and chillies. garnish with more sesame oil before serving, if desired.