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Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Sauce

Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo

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

The humble Claypot Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Sauce ้‡€่ฑ†่… (yong tau hoo) is one of my favourite local food. Although the literal meaning of Yong Tau Foo (YTF) stands for stuffed bean curd, the name has expanded to a broader term and apply not just for stuffed bean curd, but to all kinds of ingredients stuffed with fish paste – for example, lady’s fingers (orka), bitter gourd (bitter melon), eggplant (brinjal) etc. Even ingredients which are not stuffed such as meat balls, dumplings and certain vegetables have now been associated with common YTF selections. There is a stall at the wet market near my home which sells excellent YTF, and I will not miss buying from them whenever I’m there. I usually cook a no-fuss YTF soup with noodles for a simple, fast and healthy one-dish meal. But sometimes, we are in the mood for something different, and that will be a YTF claypot dish cooked in black bean sauce. The YTF sauce coated in the home-made black bean sauce is so deliciously savoury and spicy, we usually need more rice to polish off all the sauce. If you enjoy black bean sauce, check out my spicy black bean sauce chicken recipe.

Black Bean Sauce Yong Tau Foo

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33 Responses to “Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Sauce”

  1. Farina — December 11, 2008 @ 3:47 am

    Looks droolicious! I miss yong tau foo. Never knew there’s instant black bean sauce by LKK. Gotta look for it the next visit to asian supermarket.


  2. Pepy — December 11, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    yummy yummy in my tummmy :)


  3. Jude — December 11, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

    Just noticed your 15 minute posts icon.. Cute! I’ll be looking forward to your series.


  4. Marysol — December 12, 2008 @ 1:52 am

    NC, I may not know how to (properly) pronounce some of your dishes, but I know what I like, and everything you post about looks good to me, including this Yong Tau Foo!


  5. Katie — December 12, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    This dish sounds very good. What exactly does stuffed bean curd taste like?


  6. beachloverkitchen — December 12, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

    your heavenly YTF!! me crazy for stuffed chille and fu chok!!


  7. lk — December 13, 2008 @ 1:23 am

    Your YTF is making me drooling now! Like ladyhomechef, I am also interested to know where can I find this store. Hehehe!


  8. tigerfish — December 13, 2008 @ 11:43 am

    Tried cooking this before but did not turn out well. Maybe I shd try again.


  9. Nate — December 17, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    is this the same kind of thing you can use in steamboat / hotpot?


  10. wiffy — December 22, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

    ladyhomechef & lk, it’s at Blk 445 Pasir Ris Dr 6 (a corner stall). They opened only in the mornings.