Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Recipe - Vegetarian Tomato Sauce Tau Kan (Wet Bean curd Blocks)

Fresh Tau Kan blocks.
Tomato Tau Kan Dish
Tau kan (Wet Bean curd Blocks) is a very versatile bean curd base product and there are many ways of cooking it. My kids love Tomato Tau Kan and we eat them with steamed rice. If you cannot find Tau Kan in your area, you can use dry bean curd sheet. Soak them in water and fold it into blocks and cut into 2”x2” blocks.

Tau Kan, around 8 blocks, Steamed for 20 minutes
Shallots, 5 pcs, cut into thin slices
Tomato Sauce, 6 table spoons
Plum Sauce, 1 table spoon (optional)
Hickory Smoke BBQ sauce, 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Sugar, 1 teaspoon

Sautéed shallots until fragrant. Add tomato sauce, plum sauce, BBQ sauce, salt and sugar. Pour this sauce over the steamed Tau Kan and serve.


Purva Desai said...

After seeing Wet bean curd block on ur blog,I was searching for the same and by luckily its available in a nearby supermarket, now I can try ur bean curd recipes..

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Looks so yum!Wonder how yum it must be to taste :)

Gina said...

This is probably a stupid question, but is tau kan the same as tofu packed in water?

Pete said...

Hi Gina, thks for visiting. Your question is ok, just that taukan can only be bought from Chinese vegetarian specialty store. Taukan is made from soya bean but has different texture than tofu. Tofu is soft but taukan is very much tougher. Tau kan is like dried beancurd strips soaked in water.

Gina said...

Thanks so much for the info!! I've never even heard of it before. I do have an Asian grocery near me, although I don't know if they would have it...I'll have to at least look for it now though!

Pete said...

Purva : It is quite hard to find taukan, not many vendors are selling. Good that you found it.

Sameera : Tau kan taste good and can be use as base ingredients for many recipes

Pete said...

Gina : Tau Kan is a name in Chinese Cantonese Dialect. The owner should be able to understand Cantonese dialect.

pharmacy said...

Uff this is a fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes.


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