Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Steamed Tofu with Spiced Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 cake



3 pieces



5 cloves

5 slices


1 sprig



1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

Soft tofu (300 g or 10 oz)

Dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water

for 20 minutes, stalk removed and finely diced

Wood ear fungus, finely diced

(if using dried wood ears, soak in hot water

for 20 minutes)

Garlic, finely minced

Ginger, finely minced

Spring onions (scallions), finely minced

Fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped for garnishing





Soy sauce


Black pepper

Sesame oil

Method :
  • Set a steamer to boil.

  • Meanwhile, wash the tofu, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels (or let tofu drain on rack for a few hours before preparation).

  • Use fingers to break up the tofu into a medium-sized heat-proof bowl.

  • Stir seasoning into the mashed tofu. Add also the diced mushroom and wood ears as well as the minced ingredients. Stir until evenly blended.

  • Set the bowl of tofu mixture on a rack, cover steamer tightly with lid, and steam for 20 minutes.

  • Remove from steamer, set the hot bowl onto a plate, and serve, garnished with chopped coriander.

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