Monday, August 23, 2010

Simple Fare - Potato and Bean Curd

Simple fare
Just for the two of us!
Cheap! Good! Easy!

Stir-Fried Potato

2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into strips
1 piece fish cake, cut into strips(leftover from mee siam)
1 large white onions, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 red and 1 green chilli, sliced
1 tomato, wedged
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
a little dark soya sauce
juice of half a lemon or 2 teaspoons vinegar
sugar to taste

1. Heat a little oil in a pan, stir fry potato strips till lightly brown and remove from pan.

2. Add a little bit more oil in pan, saute onion and garlic for a while and add the potatoes.

3. Stir to mix and add some water, bring to a boil, then simmer to cook potatoes.

4. Once potatoes are soft, add fish cake, oyster sauce to taste and a little dark sauce for colour, lemon juice, chilli and tomato and sugar. Stir to mix and let fry for a while and it is done. There's very little gravy for this dish.

Stir-Fried Bean Curd(tau kwa) with Bean Sprouts (leftovers from mee siam)

1 piece of bean curd, sliced and fried
a handful of bean sprouts
some chives, cut to 3-cm lengths
1 tomato, wedged
2 cloves garlic, chopped
any seasoning preferred

1. Heat oil in pan and saute garlic for a while. Don't let it turn brown.

2. Add bean curd, stir fry for a moment, then add bean sprouts, chives, tomato and seasoning all at one go.

3. Stir fry till mixed and remove from heat. Serve with rice.


  1. Sometimes simple is still the best. I like it.

  2. I love that beansprout and tofu stir-fry! Homey and delicious!

  3. Both look good and nice to me.
    Healthy, and very "ching" and won't feel cloying to eat.

  4. Those two dishes are light and simple. Don't feel heavy after eating them!

  5. I agree. Simple is best! I love such dishes :)

  6. My mom used to cook tau kwa with bean sprouts and I love it. No chance to cook them now as the big man and little man in my house don't like them. Bean sprout is a girls' dish in my house.

    I'll like to try your stir fry potato one day.

  7. simple stuff are the best :) love it.


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