I was super happy to receive a big parcel (16kg) at my doorstep just a few days ago. It was from my cooking friends in Singapore. There were so many goodies in it. Curry paste, herbs, noodles, biscuits, sauces and the list goes on looooong... One of them was Taucu (salted soy bean). I have always seen recipes using it but i have never really tasted it. So with the Taucu, i cooked it with minced meat and tofu. Woah, i was so happy with the result that my son and i were almost fighting over it... Just a very simple dish to whip up.
Marinate (30 mins) -
150g minced meat
3/4 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp corn starch
Few dashes of pepper
Other ingredients -
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp Taucu
1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 cup water
Tofu (egg tofu 1-2 or silken tofu), cut into cubes
Scallions for garnishing
*Opt - bit of cornstarch to thicken the gravy
To cook -
1. In a wok with oil, add the garlic in and cook till fragrant and then add taucu in. Stir fry for a few seconds.
2. Add the marinated meat in and cook till the meat is no longer pink. Stir and separate the meat into smaller pieces.
3. Add the water and dark soya sauce in, let it come to a boil.
4. Follow by adding tofu in and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Gently stir to avoid breaking the tofu. Garnish with scallions.
Thanks Lily Ooh for the Taucu :)