Tofu Fried with Leeks 蒜苗豆腐

Posted March 12, 2012 by Chinese Cooking Recipes
Tofu Fried with Leek is a popular Teochew cuisine. It is full of nutrition and have a balance diet with combination vegetables, tofu and meat. This dishes have a good symbolic meaning and Chinese will always cook during Chinese New Year Eve or 7th day of Chinese New Year. The Leek in Chinese called "Suan-蒜" which pronounce same as calculating word in Chinese called "Suan-算" too which as an auspicious symbol of wealth (a lots of money to count) in the coming year.

Posted in :, Cuisines :
  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min


3-4 persons


  • 2 Stalks Leek
  • 2 Gloves Garlic
  • 2 Pieces Tofu
  • 200 Grams Pork Belly *** Grilled Pork Belly are highly recommended.
  • 100 mls Oil
  • 2 Table Spoons water *** For cornstarch water
  • 2 Tea Spoons Cornstarch Flour *** For cornstarch water
  • 1/2 cup Water


Step 1: Remove the root part and wash thoroughly the leek as there is soil trapped in between the leaves. Then slice accordingly and slice 2 gloves of garlic.



Step 2: Slice the grilled pork belly (烧猪肉) or fresh pork belly (三层肉).



Step 3: Cut the Tofu into cube size then deep fried it until golden color.


Step 4: Mix 2 table spoons of water with one tea spoons of cornstarch for thicken purpose (勾芡).


Step 5: Ready a wok/ pan with heating 2 table spoons of oil. Then put in garlic and pork belly for stir frying around 2-3 minutes. After that, mix in the leek to continue stir frying for 2-3 minutes and put in one tea spoons of salt, one tea spoons of light soya sauce, 1/2 tea spoons of sugar and half cup of water. After boiling for 2 minutes, mix in the fried Tofu to continue cook for 3 minutes. Finally mix in the cornstarch water for thicken the soup base and stir frying for 1 minutes before ready to serve on plate.





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2 Responses to Tofu Fried with Leeks 蒜苗豆腐

  1. my mum always use the “namt tau kua”. very nice too. hehe

  2. Yes, you may replace the “Nam Tau Kua” or called Teo Chew Tau Gua which a bit yellow color of the skin. The texture is more soften too.

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