Braised Tofu with Minced Pork

duration25 mins
meal_typeBreakfast, Lunch


  • Pork Mixture
  • 150 g minced pork
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • Dash of ground white pepper
  • Tofu
  • 1 pack extra firm tofu (200g)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove , peeled and crushed
  • ½ water
  • ½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Spring onion , chopped finely for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine all the pork mixture ingredients. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Pat-dry extra firm with paper towels. Slice it half then into ½-inch thick pieces. Season tofu with salt and rub it in gently. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat oil on a skillet on medium-high heat. Place the tofu pieces in a layer. Turn the heat down to medium and fry both sides until golden-brown. This will take about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked tofu in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Saute in the garlic in the same skillet until it browns. Increase the heat up to medium-high and add the pork mixture. Cook until the pork browns, breaking up the minced pork into small pieces.
  5. Add the tofu back into the frying pan, then pour in water, light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the tofu to coat it well.
  6. Mix corn starch and water in a small bowl and add into the mixture to thicken the sauce.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with rice.
Please be mindful of any allergies you and/or your family may have before you try out this recipe.