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Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo

Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo

Note: First posted in Dec 2008, now updated with new photos and improved recipe.

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This Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Sauce is a homely Chinese dish. The yong tau foo (abbreviated to “YTF” in this article) pieces cooked in a savoury black bean sauce is something different from the usual YTF soup one usually have at home. This dish is so deliciously savoury and spicy that we always eat more rice to polish off all the sauce. It is entirely optional, but cooking and serving this dish in a claypot makes this dish extra special.

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More about “Yong Tau Foo” (釀豆腐).  It literally stands for “stuffed bean curd”, but now the name has expanded to a broader term and apply to all kinds of ingredients stuffed with fish paste – for example, lady’s fingers, bitter gourd and eggplant. Even ingredients which are not stuffed such as meat balls, dumplings and certain vegetables have now been associated with common YTF selections. To me, the YTF sold at the wet markets are superior to the ones at the supermarket, so I will not miss buying them to cook this dish whenever I have a chance.

Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo

33 comments on “Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo”

  1. Looks fantastic. I’ll have to shop around to see if I can get YTF locally.

  2. Girl, your pictures make me hungry for yong tau foo. Haven’t made it for a long time and quite miss it.

  3. What a delicious recipe! I love black bean sauce.

  4. I love black bean sauce too. I am now craving for some. YTF is so versatile, yeah? I cook them in miso soup. :D

  5. I’ve never heard of this before – but wow…I’d love to sit down to some of this!

    -DTW

  6. Wow Thank you for all your effort to show how to cook this yong to fu thing to me. Hahaha. I will try this soon and tell you the result. Yummy

  7. Looks tasty. Love the 15 minute shorts icon, did you draw that?

  8. Hey noobcook, where is the stall exactly? I wanna buy them oneday if it’s not too far off. Wanna try your recipe too. =)

  9. stuffed beancurd? with what? here we have shrimp stuffed bean curd and its super yummy… :)

  10. The first photo…..omg it’s making me drool! Everything is so colorful and fresh looking.

    Oh, and I like the color combo of the green broccoli on the red plate. :XO:

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