Monday, September 15, 2008

Deep-Fried Tofu With Sweet Spicy Sauce

Thai food has become 1 of Malaysian favourites for a long time due to their geographical location which is just northern of Malaysia. Most of the Thai food stall or restaurants are run by the Kelantanese, people from Kelantan which is a northern Malaysian state and bordering Thailand.

Visits to the Thai restaurants here in the US I realise that they always have deep fried tofu in their menu. Frankly speaking, I dont remember if I have ever ordered this from the Thai stalls or restaurants back home. It is however very easy to make. So if you crave for this dish, save the $8 and make them yourself.
Deep-Fried tofu with Sweet Spicy Sauce

1 pack firm tofu, dry pat and cuts into squares or other shapes
Oil for deep frying

1. In a deep pan or wok, heat the oil and deep fry tofu until golden brown.

2. Use paper towel to rid of excess oil.

For the sauce, I use mae ploy sweet chili sauce and added some ground peanuts to it. You can use any other kind of sweet chili sauce.


Tastes of Home said...

yummy! i love these tofu, I would put sooo much chili sauce on it!

pearly said...

I love tofu very much especially this one my dad use to make this at home very often and he will finely chop up some cucumber and some beansprout lightly cook in boiling water and dry it add into the tofu with chili sauce or satay sauce really yummy too , with this one is so easy and look good .

Sri said...

Oh yum! Yum!!
I love these with kicap manis mix in with cili padi. Oooo....
Or satay sauce..ala gado gado.

In Hawaii, I usually bought my deep fried tofu in the Japanese restaurants.

noobcook said...

Oh, I like this one! Forgot to eat this when I'm in bangkok! :( Yours look nicely deep fried but not oily.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new again and looks awesome.

ICook4Fun said...

I like to cook tofu this way too and then eat it with peanut sauce :)

jo said...

Love tofu. Such a simple and tasty recipe especially when dipped into thai sweet chilli sauce.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jannie, gotta make sure the tofu is well covered by the sauce. ;)

Pearly, thts tauhu/tofu sumbat/stuffed. Im so lazy to make the peanut sauce hence sweet chili sauce. lol.

Sri, tofu with kicap manis and cili padi? cant remmeber if iv ever had them like tht before. Sounds good too.

Noobcook, ehem. iv need to get rid of those excess oil. lol.

Kithchen flavours, thank you. You should making these. Theyr yummy.

Gert, i dont have peanut sauce only satay sauce tht comes in a bottle and dont taste tht good. lol.

Jo, thts why i love them. Cheap, easy to make yet delicious. ;)

VG said...

I like this type of food - simple and nutricious. Bookmarking this for sure.

Andie Summerkiss said...

Easy and quick. Hot and sweet.

Salt N Turmeric said...

VG, i love anything thts simple and easy to make. ;)

Andie, whenever im feeling lazy, this helps. lol.

yus said...

how did you make cooking sound so easy...?
I find it a burden when I was a kid/teenager, always lari from the kitchen whenever my mum needed a hand. Now that she's no longer around, I crave for her cooking. And that made me sad. Menyesal dek...
Now I make sure I downloaded all these yummy recipes and try them all. Thanks to you.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Yus, welcome. I guess coz I only cook easy stuff thts why it all sounds so easy. ;) I like eating good food but was always lazy since its easy to get stuff fr the stalls/restaurants back home. Now tht i live faraway fr home, i cant afford to be lazy. lol.