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Serves :

Preparation Time :
45 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Bring p a pot of water over high heat.
  • Add in tofu and boil until done and floated to the surface.
  • Remove and cut into cubes. Fry cooked tofu with small amount of oil over medium heat until golden on all sides. Put aside.
  • To prepare sweet tamarind sauce: place a pan with oil over medium heat and leave until the oil is hot.
  • Fry chopped shallot until golden and fragrant. Add palm sugar, light soy sauce, tamarind juice and water stock.
  • Stir and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened with a perfect balance of sour, sweet and salty, turn off the heat.
  • Arrange fried tofu in a serving dish, spoon sweet tamarind sauce over and top with crisp- fried garlic, crisp-fried shallot and fried dried hot chilies.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and spur chili strips.
  • Serve at once.


  • 4 pieces semi-hard white tofu
  • 5 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons shallot, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 200 ml tamarind juice
  • 4 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons crisp-fried sliced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
  • 10 fried dried hot chilies
  • Coriander leaves and red sour chili strips for garnish

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