Friday, November 18, 2011

Stir Fry Garlic Sprouts with Tofu

There was a time where cooking chinese vegetables as a side dish consist of oyster sauce bak choy, or kai lan. Then I ventured out and started frying broccoli. Then cabbage, then asparagus, forth.

Thank goodness my eyes started to see other vegetables available in our farmers market. I have grown to experiment and use other kind of vegetables in Chinese cooking. If not, our side dishes were getting a tad too boring. Further, I need to tell you and prove to my parents and grandparents that we are indeed eating our vegetables..... even though we have left home years ago.

One of my favourite is garlic sprouts. It stays fresher in the fridge for a longer period of time and has a nice crunch to it. Recently, I paired it with some tofu and realised how nice both texture goes together. Firm and soft tofu together with garlic sprouts. Quick fry of everything in 10 minutes and side dish done.

Or it could be a main dish itself.

Stir Fry Garlic Sprouts with Tofu
1 bunch of garlic sprouts, washed and chopped in desired length
1 tablespoon of garlic
1 5 spice tofu sliced
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of hua tiao jiu

Saute garlic. Add garlic sprouts. You may need 1/4 cup of water then to prevent veges from drying out. Simmer and add tofu and other sauces. Toss around for 5 minutes. Serve with hot rice.



Little Corner of Mine said...

Embarrass to say I don't know what is garlic sprouts. :P I do love this easy and healthy dish.

lena said...

light and tasty too, i love these!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ohh this is very nostalgic dish. My mom used to use garlic sprouts for stir fry, but I haven't had that dish for ages! I enjoy this veggie a lot and it was so nice to see it on your post. =) I'm not sure what's hua tiao jiu. I need to ask my husband. :-)

Piggy said...

My mom used to stir-fry garlic sprout with beancurd very often when I was a kid! This dish really brings back memories of my childhood... :-)

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love garlic sprout. My mum cook this rather often.

Joanne said...

I would definitely LOVE this as a main dish! Though I've never seen garlic sprouts in stores here...BOO.

tigerfish said...

This is such a homey dish! I love it. I hardly cook with garlic sprout - I don't see them around in the Asian supermarket here.

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