There’s a very firm tofu product called Do Fu Gan. It’s way more firm than “firm” tofu. This package is labeled Flavored Tofu, which is such a dumb name. I know it doesn’t look so appetizing, but it’s great stuff, trust me.

Flavored Tofu Bean curd

It’s actually already fully cooked so sometimes I just snack on it, straight out of the package, but here’s a simple recipe.

Do Fu Gan and Veggies in Black Bean Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package do fu gan (flavored tofu), cut into 1/4″ thick slices (about 2″ long)
  • 3/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 leek, cut into rings and cleaned
  • 5 ounces snap peas, cleaned
  • 2 rounded tablespoons Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Garlic Sauce
  • scant 1 teaspoon sugar

Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok on high heat. Add the do fu gan and stir. Add carrots and onions. Stir-fry for a minute. Add leek, snap peas, black bean sauce, and sugar. Stir actively until vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes.

Bean Curd and Veggies with black Bean

The cool thing about Do Fu Gan is that it’s already cooked so you can’t undercook it. It’s also pretty hard to over-cook it. So just watch your vegetables.
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