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Tofu with Minced Meat

Tofu with Minced Meat Recipe

Tofu with Minced Meat Recipe

You can add mushrooms (such as hon shimeji, sliced button mushrooms) or prawns (shells & veins removed) at step 4 for a more complete meal.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 50 grams minced pork
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp taucheo/salted soya beans (aka dou jiang, 豆酱)
  • 1 tsp dried fermented black beans rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork
  • 2 chilli padi sliced thinly; to taste
  • cornstarch solution mix 1 tbsp water with 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 150 grams firm Chinese tofu cubed
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions

(A) Marinade

  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • a few dashes white pepper powder

(B) Seasoning (mix well in a small cup)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil


  1. In a bowl, marinade minced pork with  (A) for about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in wok and add the garlic, taucheo, fermented black beans and chilli. Stir fry for 30 seconds until aromatic.
  3. Add the marinated meat and stir fry until no longer pink, breaking the meat up to smaller bits using the spatula or turner.
  4. Add seasoning (B). Bring to a boil. Gently add beancurd cubes and simmer over low heat for 3 minutes, taking care not to break the tofu cubes.
  5. Thicken with cornstarch solution and garnish with chopped spring onions.

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38 Responses to “Tofu with Minced Meat”

  1. Yvonne — October 8, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

    Hi may I know which brand of salted soya beans did you use? Thanks in advance.


    • wiffy replied: — October 13th, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

      no particular brand to recommend, I think I was using Tai Hua


  2. Cam — August 25, 2015 @ 12:27 am

    Hi Wiffy,
    I’m a newbie in cooking.
    I am learning from your blog and really love your detailed recipes!
    May I ask a question… for minced meat bought from market, would you rinsed it with tap water before cooking?
    Thanks in advance!


    • wiffy replied: — August 27th, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

      Hi Cam, no don’t wash meat which is already minced. Very messy.
      If you like, you can go to wet market … usually can request the uncle to rinse the meat for you before rinsing.
      Or mince the meat yourself at home (but more work).



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