Tofu with Soy Sauce Salad is a simple and healthy dish that is commonly found in China and Taiwan. It uses Silken Tofu mixed in with some green onions and Chinese sauces to produce a dish that is simply delicious. Silky, soft and full of flavor, one bite will have you reaching for more and more.
When I was traveling around Taiwan, one of the restaurants I visited had this really interesting Tofu salad dish. It was literally tofu with some soy sauce and green onions.
I wanted to try it because it seemed like such a simple dish.
And I was glad that I did.
This tofu salad dish although simple to the eyes, is packed with lots of flavor that will have your mouth screaming for more and more.
I ended up ordering like 2 or 3 more plates of this dish because I just loved the flavor it provides. Plus, I am a lover of tofu so any tofu dish will get instant brownie points with me.
Because I liked this dish so much, I wanted to learn how to make it So I ended up asking the chef for tips on how he made this dish.
And in this post, I will be sharing with you exactly the steps he used to make this wonderful Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad / 小蔥拌豆腐 dish.
What Kind Of Tofu To Use?
In all honesty, if you want to make this Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad / 小蔥拌豆腐 dish, you can use any type of tofu you want. It doesn’t matter if it is soft, firm or even hard as they will all work.
However it is my personal recommendation to use “Silken Tofu” to make this dish.
The reason I say this is because silken tofu is often used for desserts. Plus it is silky and creamy in texture and has the highest amount of water content.
An example of what a packaged silken tofu looks like is in this picture:
You can easily spot silken tofu as it is pretty easy to find in almost any tofu section. Plus it is also labeled as “Silken Tofu”, so you can’t miss it!
But if you can’t find silken tofu, then it is perfectly fine to use any other tofu you are able to find.
What Is Tamari Soy Sauce?
Tamari Soy Sauce is a variety of soy sauce that is commonly used for Japanese dishes. This type of soy sauce is usually made with no wheat which makes it gluten free as well. It also provides a lot more flavor than your typical soy sauce. Plus the color is also darker and the taste is more balanced as well as being less salty then some of the other soy sauces out there.
All of which makes this a perfect choice for dipping things in it.
Ingredients Used To Make Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad
The ingredients used to make Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad / 小蔥拌豆腐 are actually really easy to find.
There aren’t a lot of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe as it uses very few things.
The ingredients you’ll need are as followed:
- Silken Tofu – 1 Block of Tofu or about 200 Grams
- Green Onions – 1 to 2 sticks of green onion
- Cooking Oil – 1 Avocado
- Sesame Oil – 1 Teaspoon
- Tamari Soy Sauce – 2 Tablespoon
- Water – 1 Tablespoon
How To Make Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad
The process to make Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad / 小蔥拌豆腐 is a very simple thing to do as you are able to make this dish in under 10 to 15 minutes.
The steps to make this salad are as followed:
First take out your block of silken tofu from the box and place it on a serving dish.
Then cut the block of tofu into 1/2 to 1 cm slices and gently push down on it so that the slices can start to lean towards one end of the dish.
Take your green onions and thinly slice them into tiny pieces.
Then sprinkle the sliced green onions all over the sliced tofu.
Pour your cooking oil into a pot or pan and heat it over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot enough to make a dramatic sizzle, turn off the heat and pour the oil all over the spring onions.
You should immediately start smelling the fresh fragrance of the green onions.
Then take your water and pour it into the tamari soy sauce to dilute it.
Pour the diluted soy sauce onto the slices of tofu.
Pour your sesame oil onto the slices of tofu.
That’s basically it!
See it wasn’t so hard right?
Now all you do is serve the dish and enjoy the delicious flavors from this tofu salad.
How To Keep/Store Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad
When you make this Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad / 小蔥拌豆腐, it should usually be served immediately and be eaten right away.
But on the chance that you have leftovers or just want to save it for the future, then you can certainly do so as well.
As long as you cover up this salad dish, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. As for freezing however, you are able to freeze it but I wouldn’t really recommend it. The taste and flavor will not be the same as when served fresh.
But do not worry. Because I can guarantee that once you make this tofu salad, it will be gone almost immediately.
Tofu With Soy Sauce Salad Recipe (小蔥拌豆腐)
- 200 Gram Silken Tofu
- 2 Stalks Green Onion
- 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 2 Tablespoon Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- Take out the block of silken tofu from the box and place it on the serving dish. Cut the block of tofu into 1/2 to 1 cm slices and gently push down on it so the slices can lean towards one side of the dish.
- Grab your green onions and slice them into tiny pieces. Then sprinkle the green onions all over the sliced tofu.
- Grab a pot or pan and heat up your vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough, pour the oil over the green onions on the sliced tofu.
- Mix together the water and tamari soy sauce to dilute it. Then pour it all over the sliced tofu.
- Pour your sesame oil over the sliced tofu.
- Serve and enjoy.
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