Learning > Recipes

Mapo Tofu

Image

Singapore Silver Pages

Share

Facebook Email


Mapo Tofu

 

4 portions | Preparation time: 15 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 2 tbsps Chinese black vinegar
  • 3 tbsps Cooking oil
  • 2 tbsps Cornstarch (mixed with 3 to 4 tbsps water)
  • 20 gm Dried mushroom (soaked, stem trimmed and sliced)
  • 100 gm Minced chicken
  • 1 pc Red chilli (de-seeded and cut into 1 cm slices)
  • 3 tbsps Reduced salt light soya sauce
  • 1 block Silken tofu (cut into cubes)
  • 400 m£ Water

 

STEPS

 

  • Heat oil in wok. Stir fry sliced mushrooms and minced chicken until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced chilli, soya sauce, vinegar and water. Bring to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch solution and mix well.
  • Add tofu and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving dish and serve with hot steamed rice.


TIPS

 

 Tofu is a good source of protein and it is also low in fat. Cut down on soy sauce and choose reduced salt soy sauce with the “Healthier Choice Symbol” to reduce the amount of sodium in this dish.

 

•     Diabetes: To replace white rice, serve braised tofu with sweet potato noodles or shirataki noodles.

 

 •    Dysphagia: Replace dried mushrooms with 60g fresh shitake mushrooms for a softer texture that allows for easy swallowing.

 

Source: Singapore Silver Pages, an initiative by the Agency for Integrated Care. Reproduced with permission.

 

 

The views, material and information presented by any third party are strictly the views of such third party. Without prejudice to any third party content or materials whatsoever are provided for information purposes and convenience only. Council For The Third Age shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising directly or indirectly howsoever in connection with or as a result of any person accessing or acting on any information contained in such content or materials. The presentation of such information by third parties on this Council For The Third Age website does not imply and shall not be construed as any representation, warranty, endorsement or verification by Council For The Third Age in respect of such content or materials.