This simple 17-minute cold silken tofu recipe is my favourite recipe when you need to whip up a fast and healthy dish, with the crispy garlic and condiments harmonising with the smooth and creamy texture of the tofu. Try the recipe today!
Remove the skin of the garlic, then wash and pat dry. Next, chop the garlic finely.
Wash the spring onions and cut into small pieces. Set aside for later use.
Remove the plastic cover from the tofu box. Invert the tofu over your palm. Give the bottom of the plastic box a gentle squeeze to loosen the tofu and it will drop onto your palm.
Rinse it quickly under the running tap and transfer the tofu on to a medium sized plate. Then leave it in the fridge for later use.
In a wok, heat up 6 TBsp of oil over medium heat.
Once the oil bubbles, add in the chopped garlic and fry until golden. You need to control the heat well so it won't get burnt (see tips section)
Once done, pour the crispy garlic over a sieve to separate the garlic from the oil.
When ready to serve, take the tofu out from the fridge and remove any excess water from the plate. Spoon 2-3 TBsp of the garlic oil over the tofu.
Drizzle the dark soya sauce over the tofu, followed by the light sauce and sesame oil.
Lastly, place the crispy garlic on top of the tofu and serve chilled.
You can also garnish it with spring onion if you like (optional)
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