Steamed Tofu With Mince And Spinach [肉碎蒸豆腐]

Steamed Tofu

Another simple tofu dish I like to cook - steamed tofu with mince and spinach. There are several versions I usually cooked - mince with shiitake mushroom, mince with seafood, and mince with preserved vegetables. I am introducing a new ingredient to my boy - wolfberry, so added some into the topping.

As it was meant for John, light seasoning for the topping but I added some chopped garlic and ginger. Not sure if other parents add garlic in toddler's meal but I definitely like it, for its health benefits and aroma. John seemed ok with it, he ate sliced garlic cooked with stir-fried vegetable too.

Steamed Tofu


Ingredients (2-3 servings):
1 tube of Japanese Tofu
80g minced chicken or pork
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp light soy sauce
Pinch of ground white pepper (optional)
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp corn flour + extra for dusting
2 tbsp chopped spinach + extra (optional)
Wolfberries (optional)
Fried shallot slices for garnish (optional)

Methods:
  1. Divide tofu into 6 or 8 pieces, use a spoon and dig a well in the middle of each piece. Set aside for later use.
  2. Mash odd-cut tofu and those dug up from (1), mash and mix together with mince. Add in all other ingredients except fried shallot.
  3. Divide and shape mince into 6 or 8 equal small balls.
  4. Lightly dust each "well" on tofu with corn flour, place a mince ball in it. Sprinkle extra chopped spinach around tofu pieces.
  5. Steam in preheated steamer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fried shallot and drizzle some shallot oil over the top (optional).

Steamed Tofu

Comments :

17 comments to “Steamed Tofu With Mince And Spinach [肉碎蒸豆腐]”
Kitchen Corner said...
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wow.. this tofu looks owesome! A simple tofu become a five star tofu. Good job!

~Rachel~ said...
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Mmm..so lovely, a simple tofu turn out to be so special..nice job.^_^

tigerfish said...
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I tried using mince with spinach as some dim sum filling before! I love it! Less greasy in a way ;p

MommyAngel said...
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I have done this for my Angel too but yours definitely looks nicer and taste nicer then mine for sure! I love the way you presented your dish …

mycookinghut said...
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Yum.. I love this kind of dish! Well done!

Anonymous said...
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This looks like a great dish and your presentation of it is really good too. Just a question, you mentioned that you steamed it using the oven, what oven temperature did you use? I usually steam dishes over the stove top but always willing to try all methods. Thanks.

little prince's mummy said...
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Wah! All ur dishes looks so tempting.. hungry~~~

Anonymous said...
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The dish looks great! I'm not sure the tofu's needed, to be honest. You should read up on the dangers of eating too much tofu, especially for kids :)

kirbie said...
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This looks so beautiful! It's been a while since I made some steamed tofu dishes. Now I'm craving it.

Lydia said...
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Kitchen Corner & Rachel,
Thanks for the compliments.

Tigerfish,
Mince and spinach filling is good for crystal dumplings! Yummm...

MommyAngel,
Who's one taste nicer doesn't matter, most important your Angel loved it.

Leemei,
Simple dish, and delicous... make life easier for a really "busy" person like me. :D

Anonymous,
Sorry for the typo, I steamed it with steamer. I am sure you can steam it in the microwave, I have done that before. Steamed custard in the oven, I think this one can be done too.

Little Prince's Mummy,
Thanks!

Anonymous,
Appreciate your comment. I have read about that before, not sure how much is too much still. I cook tofu like 3-4 times monthly and in small amount, is that too much. I believe everything moderate is ok.

kirbie,
Thanks for dropped by.

dawn said...
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Wow! sounds delicious...extremely scrumptious...photos are gorgeous..i wanna try it....i was wondering about the ingredients..however, one of my friend introduced me to a great resource www.myethnicworld.com and i thought that i pass great along as well.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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You also have a steamer? I like to steam food with steamer too.

Anyway, I like Japanese Tofu a lot. I never thought it can present in this way. So nice and creative.
Thanks for the tips.

Lydia said...
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dawn:
Thanks for dropping by and compliments.

joanne:
I don't have a "steamer", but my rice cooker is also a steamer. I use rice cooker's steamer for small item, big item like whole fish I use wok... old style cooking.

Most of us love tofu... are you aware of soya toxic?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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I never use my rice cooker to steam food. I wonder is that all type of rice cooker has this function?

Soya toxic? I am not aware of it.

Anonymous said...
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I can see some liquid around. it is not mention in the recipe. Please advise

Lydia said...
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Joanne,
Sorry, didn't realise your comment until a year later!! I think almost all rice cookers in the market now has steaming function.

Anonymous,
No liquid added in the recipe, it was from the steaming process. You may want to transfer the liquid to a small sauce pan, thicken it with some cornstarch then drizzle over the steamed tofu.

katty said...
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The spinach have a lot of nutrition properties as not only provides energy and strength, plus they are light and don´t have a single gram of fat. So spinach can help us even to keep a good shape. And can help you even in your sexual performance for all vitamin that this plant contain. In some cases when you´ve tried everything,is better to buy viagra i have no complain about this product, just the opposite.

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