Tofu and Bean Sprout Braise
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Serves: 2
  • 250 g firm tofu
  • 250 g bean sprouts
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ⅓ tsp cumin
  • ⅓ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. Deep fry tofu in hot oil until golden brown in colour. Remove from oil, let it cool then cut into small cubes.
  2. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and shallots.
  3. Add cumin, turmeric and cayenne then stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Add the coconut milk and sliced tofu, bring to a boil then simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the bean sprouts and cook for a minute, season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper then serve.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at