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Bean Curd Tomato with Pork Mince

Sunday, September 27, 2009



 The birth of this dish is the combination of a discovery of a Taiwanese cookbook from Aunt Elsie’s collection and my own experiment. Last weekend, when my sisters and i went to visit grandma at my aunt’s house, i found the cookbook lying among a pile of magazines on the coffee table. As the cookbook is in Mandarin, i don’t understand some of the ingredients mentioned, and so improvised on my own.

Aunt Elsie is a food lover and is interested in all types of cuisines, from the eastern to western, she loves them all. She has bought a whole bookshelf of cookbooks and  i think her collection is still growing.

Recently, she has gotten hook on Taiwanese cuisine and had bought quite a few cookbooks through the internet. This cookbook that i found is just one of the latest that has arrived and i must say she has good taste. Just by looking through it, i started to drool.

Being the best and most generous aunt, she offered to lend it to me. Haha , aren’t i blessed?Thanking her, i took it home and immediately copied the ones that  i like into my computer.

 Mmmm… I guess there won’t be a shortage of new recipes for a while yet.



Bean Curd Tomato with Pork Mince



 150g                pork mince

1 small              bean curd, diced

1 big                  tomato, diced

1                         red chili, sliced cross-wise

1 tbsp               cooking oil

1 clove             garlic, chopped finely

5 tbsp               ketchup

200 ml            water

½ tsp               salt



1.     Heat wok, add cooking oil and garlic. Sauté until fragrant.Add pork mince

        and cook until change colour.

2.    Add red chili and bean curd and cook another 2 minutes. Stirring frequently.

3.    Add water, ketchup and salt. Stir to blend and let simmer on medium low heat

        for 10 – 15 minutes, or until sauce has almost dry up. Add diced tomatoes to mix.

4.    Off heat, garnish with chopped coriander and serve.



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  1. Monday, November 2, 2009 10:09 am


    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

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