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Soft Tofu with Minced Pork and ‘suet choi’ (Chinese pickled veggie)
2 packets of Tofu
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 pound pork, shredded or minced
1 clove garlic, very finely minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup chicken broth
2 to 3 bunches of Suet Choi – chopped (it’s salty preserved vegetable which needs to be presoaked for 1/2 at least to wash off the salt) if you can’t find this, use 2 tablespoons oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon soy sauce to replace the flavour that this vegetable offers.
1/4 cup cool water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 stalk green onion, chopped
1. Marinade the pork with a pinch of salt, tsp of sugar, tsp of sesame oil, tsp of sherry. Leave for at least 30mins.
2. Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil and add in the garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.
Add in the pork. Saute until browned, about 2 minutes.
3. Add in the chicken broth and bring to boil then add the suet choi OR oyster sauce and soy sauce. Then add the diced soft tofu.
In a small bowl, whisk together the water and the cornstarch. In the wok, stir in the water and cornstarch mixture and bring everything to a simmer. Be careful not to mash the tofu whilst stirring. Lower the heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened. Sprinkle green onion before serving with rice.