Sunday, August 31, 2014

AFF Taiwan: Stuffed Tofu Soup, Blog 4th Anniversary & Giveaway

My last submission for this month Asian Food Fest - Taiwan
Saw this at Peng's Kitchen and immediately I gave it a try. Very satisfied with the result, tasty hearty dish eaten with rice or on its own :)

What you need:
4 blocks of small firm tofu
200g fish paste
200g squid paste
200g minced pork
4 shitake mushroom, finely diced (I grinded)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp pepper (I used 1/2)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
2 stalks spring onion - chopped
2 tsp Chinese parsley - chopped (I skipped)
2 tsp potato starch
4 cups stock
2 tbsp. fried shallot
1 tsp pepper (I used 1/2)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil
  1. For the broth, mix everything in a pot and bring to boil
  2. Marinate minced pork with grated ginger, pepper, sugar, sesame oil, salt and soya sauce
  3. Stir in potato starch, spring onion and parsley, stir til sticky. Stir in chopped mushroom. Set aside for at least 30mins
  4. Combine fish and squid paste, set aside
  5. Cut tofu in quarters. Deep fry til golden brown. Drain and cool completely
  6. Slit at the cut side and scoop out some of the tofu to make a pocket
  7. Fill in pocket with marinated meat. Put a thick layer of fish paste mixture to seal the cut side completely. Do the same for all the fried tofu
  8. Cook the stuffed tofu into the boiling broth for 10mins over medium heat til well cooked
  9. Scoop out tofu and place onto serving bowl. Pour over the broth. Sprinkle some spring onion and fried onion. Enjoy! :)
I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest – Taiwan hosted by Alan from Travelling Foodies
Okay, now an announcement... This month of August is my 4th year of blogging, to be exact is 14 August :)
I was in my deepest stage of blogging blue on that very day I didn't post anything about it. I didn't even bake anything special LOL
Since today is the last day in August, and I am now in the mood of typing, today is the day to share with you all :)
Just like the previous years, I feel grateful and blessed to be able to reach another year of sharing and learning my passion and meeting many wonderful bakers and cooks
My initial intention of creating this blog was just to have an e-recipe book. And it has been surprisingly leading me to many wonderful unexpected surprises!
For all my readers, thank you so much for the support all along!
My hope is that this blog is not only useful to me, but also others :)
If I can mention things I need to improve in the future...
First, I will try to be more consistent in the participation for whatever events I have decided to join in - I have been lacking, not in all, but some of them - yes. And deep inside my heart, I really wish I could join in even more events! Ah, if only one day has 48 hours instead LOL
Second, my apology for those diligently visit my blog, leave comment. I really genuinely appreciate it. I will try hard to blog hopping more often in regular basis! :)
Now, to welcome the beginning of the journey of my fifth year, I have just created my Facebook page. The link is HERE 
Don't laugh, I know I'm very late. But late is always better than never, right? LOL
For those who have liked the page, thank you very much! :)
Okay, to share my excitement, I have giveaway courtesy of Lee Kum Kee!
Who doesn't know Lee Kum Kee? With so many products - sauces, premixes, etc., the name is well known island wide and even other countries
Lee Kum Kee has been so generous by sending me a hamper of their products. Really love the pair of bottled tomato ketchups. Cute, isn't it? :)
The teriyaki marinade and the ketchup are the latest products released in the month of June this year
They claim that the teriyaki marinade filled with white toasted sesame seeds and no preservatives added. And with just a spoonful, you can get a restaurant quality dish with the sweet and savoury teriyaki flavour
As for the bottled tomato ketchup, it is made with red ripe tomatoes, has no added preservatives and no artificial flavouring. And it's halal too
The design is eye catching and appeal to children. Its easy squeeze bottles allow parents and children to create instant food art by making cartoon characters, adding final touches with the ketchup
So glad to announce that I have 3 sets of this hamper to give away :)
My apology though, that it's only for Singaporean readers
How you can join:
  1. Like my Facebook page HERE
  2. Leave a comment below: "I want to win Lee Kum Kee hamper!" with your name & email address
The giveaway will open for one week. Closing date will be on 7 September and the winners will be announced on the following day,  Monday 8 September and I will email each winner for the mailing address. The hampers will be delivered to your doorstep
Please note that the hamper doesn't come with the red bamboo box, but it'll be inside a gold paper bag instead
So, what are you waiting for? Come join the giveaway! :)


  1. happy blog anniversary! thanks to you too for all your generous sharing. Just like you too, i wish i can participate more in events but at times i just couldnt do it and not able to cope with that. You are not late in creating a facebook page, i dont even hv one yet :) wishing you many successful blogging years to come !

  2. Hi Alice,

    Happy blog anniversary to I Love. I Cook. I Bake.!!!

    Sad that I can't be qualify to participate your giveaways but I still like to say happy anniversary to you :D


  3. I want to win Lee Kum Kee Hamper! Thanks for sharing!


  4. I want to win Lee Kum Kee Hamper!

    This is my favourite condiment especially XO sauce. Thank you so much :)


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    Name: Jace Koh

    * i think i spotted a mistake, u mention that winners will be announced on the following day, 8th August, it should be September!

    Anyway, Happy 4th Blog Anniversary and thank u for the wonderful recipe! =)

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