How to make it

  • Rinse and drain the tofu.
  • Cut tofu into bit size cubes.
  • Coat tofu cubes with cornflour.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the cubes.
  • Remove when tofu turns golden brown.
  • To make dipping sauce, mix all ingredients together.
  • Serve hot.

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  • I_Fortuna 7 years ago
    I think some people call it "cornflour" but I think it is supposed to read "cornstarch". Cornstarch in the U.S. is much different than corn flour which is made from corn much like corn meal but actually it is more finely ground like white wheat flour. Cornstarch is what is used when frying tofu and we also use it to fry fish and small bites of chicken. It adds crunch when fried.
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  • nelumvila 10 years ago
    I eat spicy fried tofu at The Garden in Toronto (a popular Chinese resto) and have tried to replicate it. But it always comes out soggy. Did this today and it was amazing. Hours later it is still relatively crisp. I used soft-firm tofu and cubed and gently drained in colander (not a lot) and then carefully tossed (more like dipped) in the cornflour before frying. Used peanut oil so oil can be wayyy hot. I am very happy now! Will keep lotsa cornflour at home. And i made my own chilli oil (easy - a little oil and fry the chilli flakes) and ginger onion sauce. with rice and some greens... yummy.
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  • wokkingmum 13 years ago
    No, I have never tried that. I didnt like the idea of thawing tofu because if it's not handled properly, it will turn sour (bad). And my kids are eating. ^_-

    If it's firmer texture you like, you can use another type of tofu. We call it 'tua kwa'. It doesnt not contain so much water. ^_^
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  • imamunke 13 years ago
    Do you ever freeze your tofu first (if packaged in water), then thaw, then press/drain, then coat for frying? I read of this and have tried it once and found it really changed the texture. I have only done it with extra firm.
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  • wokkingmum 13 years ago
    I like to poke a hole in the tofu cubes then pour some sauce in it. Then eat the whole piece. Nice! If you are eating my way, you need more sauce!!
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