Tofu recipes


Peperonata con tofu

Italy meets China in a vegetarian dish. Sam loves bell peppers so I cooked one of the most well-loved Italian vegetable stews for her. Peperonata is a dish of stewed peppers and it is often served accompanied by rustic bread. Soft vegetables, crisp bread crust... You know, … [Read more...]


Tofu and black beans stir fry

Tofu has been around for almost 2000 years. The way that the Chinese travelled and migrated to a lot of places even during the olden days, it is likely that they brought the tofu culture with them which should explain why tofu has been an important ingredient in many Asian … [Read more...]


Vegetarian scrambled “egg” and vegetables pie

The last time we were at The Vegetarian Kitchen, Speedy had a plate of longganisang macau (not real meat, of course) and a "scramble" that looked and tasted like real eggs. The scramble was made with crumbled tofu flavored and tinted with turmeric and Himalayan black salt. … [Read more...]


Pechay (bok choy) with pork and tofu in oyster sauce

Before objecting violently that native pechay is not exactly bok choy, read this. That said, know that I have neither the time nor the inclination to engage in a discussion-going-nowhere about the intricate world of Chinese cabbages. I've a lot of writing to do tonight. … [Read more...]


Lechon kawali con tokwa (pan fried pork belly and tofu)

Speedy just finished mowing in the garden and the smell of new-mown grass is something that I can only describe as provincial. If that's not provincial enough, the mowing managed to disturb the almost invisible inhabitants in the grass and sent them scrambling. In through … [Read more...]


Sweet and sticky meatballs and tofu

Made with a cake of silken tofu and a cup of leftover lumpiang shanghai filling, this dish has just the right amount of meat, crunch, sweetness, spiciness and saltiness. Hoisin sauce makes the meatballs and tofu deliciously sticky. … [Read more...]


Cooking with bits and pieces

So, I mentioned the other day that I made a huge pot of broth by simmering scrap bones primarily to make my a la zuppa Toscana.I also mentioned that I poured the cooled broth into separate containers which went into the freezer. I will use the broth, one container at … [Read more...]


Chicken, tofu, shiitake and spinach stir fry

My mother is arriving tomorrow and staying for a couple of days. She's 74 years old, a retired trial court judge who still has a pretty active social life and who likes to go shopping as a form of exercise. Yeah, you read that right. She goes shopping to exercise. She says … [Read more...]


Chicken, tofu and spinach stir-fry

A little chicken goes a long, long way. Two well-seasoned chicken thigh fillets were cut into bite-size pieces, stir fried with garlic and ginger, tossed with silken tofu and blanched spinach. A drizzle of fish sauce, light soy sauce and lemon juice were added and lunch was … [Read more...]