Friday, 21 February 2014

Simple Stir Fried Chinese Leeks with Tau Kua (semi-soft tofu)

My family members love Chinese Leeks.  We love it especially if stir fried it with roast pork belly.  I am sure most Malaysian Chinese  know how sinfully delectable this dish is if served with soy sauce and bird's eye chili!  It's very addictive too. Sometimes hubby and I enjoy having it just with cold beers; without rice. Whereas my children would have extra rice if Chinese Leeks is served!
 Stir Fried Chinese Leeks with Roast Pork and Hard Tofu

For a change, you can also mix and match Chinese Leeks with whatever dishes you have in mind.  
 Chinese Leeks with Swiss Mushrooms

 Fried Rice with Chinese Leeks and Apple Cubes

Simple Stir Fried Chinese Leeks with Tau Kua

Ingredients :
- 5 pcs semi-soft tofu (cubed and deep or pan fried)
- 4 Chinese Leeks (washed and cut)
- 1 pair Chinese Sausage (washed and sliced)
- 1 carrot (julienne)
- 1 thumb sized ginger (crushed)
Seasonings : (to taste)
- salt
- soy sauce
- Chinese cooking wine (Hua Tiao Jiu)

Method :
1)  Heat oil in a wok enough to deep fry or pan fry tofu.  (I prefer to pan fry).
2)  Pan fry tofu until both sides are golden brown.  Dish out and set aside.
3)  Leave about a tablespoon of oil in the wok.  Saute ginger until aromatic.
4)  Add Chinese Leeks, Chinese sausages and carrot.  Keep stir frying until all the ingredients are half done.
5)  Add salt and soy sauce to taste.  Keep stirring and if too dry, add some water.
6)  Transfer the fried tofu back to the wok. Stir and mix well.  
7)  Drizzle some Chinese cooking wine and give it a quick stir.
8)  Dish up and serve with steamed rice or plain rice porridge.
Such a palatable and aromatic dish!
Have a wonderful weekend ahead and cheers :)



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41 comments:

  1. Haven't really explored any particular dish with leeks except once or twice into soups. I like the idea; the dish with cold beer sounds interesting. Its a wonderful combo and I will also need extra plate of rice.

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    1. HI Nava, Chinese Leeks is yummy no matter how you cooked it. I can have it everyday and can have it on its own too, without rice, hahaha.... You have a wonderful week ahead, Nava :)

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  2. Interesting recipe. Looks delicious and healthy

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  3. Hi Ivy! Looks very delicious! I see that you can so so many dishes with leeks. I love leeks and my grandma used to fry with prawns. I will try your recipes very soon :)

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    1. You are right, Phong Hong. Since my family and I like Chinese Leeks, I would usually buy in big bunch and practically can cook it every day. I just cook whatever is available and add Chinese Leeks and there goes another dish with leeks, hahaha... You would love it just stir frying it with tofu too. Happy trying and regards, Phong Hong :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Hasna. Cheers and have a wonderful day:)

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  5. Hi Ivy, I like chinese leek too, have never try stir fry it with tofu. Will give it a try. ... Like your selection of music too ... Cheryl

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    1. Hi 5 Cheryl!!! It seems chinese leek is favored by most of us. Thanks Cheryl and warmest regards :)

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  6. That's a reminder. I like it fried with roast pork!

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    1. Hi Cheah, me too, love it with roast pork too! Regards :)

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  7. We love leeks too, esp during CNY season we buy a whole load and cook so many different dishes with it. My mum likes it with tofu too :)

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    1. Hi Yen, me too, very kiasu. whenever I happened to see Chinese Leeks around, would buy in big bunch, hahhahaha.... Hi 5!!! Cheers and regards :)

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  8. Love this chinese leeks with semi soft Tofu.....This is new to me.....Ur dish is indeed aromatic and flavourful .........Will try it . Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You will love it if you like leeks, Remya. Stir fry with tofu is equally as yummy as with roast pork. My pleasure, Remya and you have a nice day :)

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  9. I love Chinese Leeks! They are just great with just any stir-fries, though my favourite is with roasted pork belly! And cooking it with tau kwa is simply yummy. An old time favourite! I could eat two plates of rice with this dish alone.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Joyce, Hi 5 to you too! hahaaha ... another member who is crazy for chinese leeks!! Yes, an old time favourite and even my children love it too :) cheers and regards :)

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  10. Hi Ivy, my late FIL's favourite 'kocha' dish especially with roasted pork to go with a bowl of hot 'moi'.

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    1. Yes, Kimmy, stir fried it with roasted pork and have it with hot moi, is paradise!!! I love it with extra black soy sauce and some gravy for the moi. Wow..... just 1 dish enough liao, hahahha... You have a nice day, Kimmy and cheers :)

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  11. Hello Ivy, may I ask where you got your Black Belt in cooking? Mom? Grandma?
    I sure love your cooking! And one thing, glad when on safari days did not meet lovely women like you who can cook, even though I eat to live, not live to eat...only when I was getting along in age, and my mom wanted to put me up for adoption if I don't give her grandkids to fool around with...met or rather was trapped by a lady who used her culinary expertise to handcuff me.

    I really love your this dish, 'Chinese leeks'. Looks absolutely awesome! I can just imagine hubby coming home after a hard day's work,
    Maybe having some sexy office girls giving him malam tidur susa datang sashay walk by....comes home gets a whiff of your this dish, hugs you, you put a small piece in his mouth,...he then looks up and say a silent word of 'thanks' he made you his life partner!
    Next time make sure kitchen cabinet no glasses around, ha ha ha. Never can tell, you know.
    Love your cooking.
    Lee.
    Ps, nice songs!

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    1. Hi Shane,
      Black belt in cooking? Hahahaha.... I learned from my mum and had been cooking for family when I was only 9 years old then!!! There's where I picked up how to cook simple dishes and made do with whatever is available!! Other than that, still learning on more sophisticated and complicated dishes. By the way, thanks so much for your walk on water compliments!!! You always brighten up my day with your ever sweet honey words! KAM SIAH!!.

      Between Chinese Leeks and Cameron Leeks, we still prefer Chinese Leeks. Glad that you like it too. Have your wife cook it for you should you be able to get Chinese Leeks in your area.

      Hahaha.... no chance to put a piece into hubby's mouth! He is faster than me; popping 2 pieces into his mouth before I had the chance!!! But he did mumble to himself "ehmmmm... my favourite" and gave me a wink, hahahhaha...

      My kitchen cabinet is always clear - that's where I shoot all my cooked dishes for blogging and whatever photography that comes around...best with natural lighting!!

      Glad that you like those oldies being played. Thanks, Shane!
      Warmest regards,
      Ivy

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  12. I was just thinking I should do more stir fries. This looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Inger, besides making into soups, leek is very flavorful and delicious even with just a simple stir fry. Have a nice day, Inger:)

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  13. Yes, Beena. Very healthy and delicious indeed! Thanks for dropping by. You have a great day and cheers :)

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  14. Love this colourful and healthy tofu dish.

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    1. Thanks Mich! Yes, healthy and yummy too :)

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  15. Hi Ivy, it looks like I'm able to comment on your blog now; I had some really bad technical issues on my new computer for a few months now. Finally I had the AT&T technician come out in person to check the problem. Seems like living on the island...and the beach, we are all having the same type of tech. issues which is being worked on.

    I adore all your 'stir-fried' leek dishes. We only can get the regular leeks here...I imagine the Chinese brand is more delicate. I love the tofu addition, and the one with the mushrooms, and the apple cubes.Yumm! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes, and the beautiful presentation!

    Also, thank you so much for your kind and caring words on my blog! xoxo

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    1. Hi Elisabeth, yeah, finally you are able to leave your foot prints on my blog, hahhaha. Glad that you are doing fine now. Chinese leeks has a stronger flavor but you can still use any leeks that's available at your local market. Thanks for your sweet compliments, Elisabeth. You have have a great day ahead :)

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  16. Ivy, I hope my comment went through...I don't see it, but maybe it's being saved for your approval!

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  17. Nice combination...tofu, sausage and leek....looks delicious and very colorful Ivy. Thanks for the recipe my dear and have a great weekend :D

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    1. Hi Juliana, I do love the above combination dish too. Thanks for your sweet compliment, dear. Warmest regards :)

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  18. What a wonderful vegetarian dish Ivy! I love Chinese leeks and I buy them whenever I see them in my local asian supermarkets. Although I normally stir-fry meat with leeks (double cooked pork anyone?) but I can totally see it work very well with pan-fried tofu. Great recipe!

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    1. Hi Yi, yes, besides stir-fry with roast pork, leeks is great with tofu too. You have a wonderful day ahead and regards :)

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  19. Hi Ivy!
    How is it that you make such delicious looking meals with such ease:) I don't know of Chinese Leeks but you can be sure I will be on the look-out for them at the grocery store. I have been wanting to make a trip to the Asian market (it has a lot to do with all the awesome meals you share) When I go, I hope I can find the right kind of sausage too:) The heck with it, why don't I just dive through my computer screen and just gobble up yours, lol...I'm sure there is none left though:) I am saving this post, along with oh so many more of yours posts, Ivy. One day I WILL follow your instructions and have deliciousness right here in my kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing, Ivy...

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    1. Hi Louise, thanks for your sky high compliments! Yes, leeks go perfectly well with Chinese sausages and tofu. Besides, stir fry it with roast pork is very irresistible too! Oh... Louise, do let me know whenever you want to pay me a visit. Would definitely cook a big plate for you! You have a fabulous day ahead dear, and cheers :)

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  20. Must try to get Chinese Leeks at our local Chinese market in Lima.
    This dish looks amazing with lots of healthy veggies and tons of flavor.

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  21. Yes, Elisabeth, all comments need my approval before they are being published :)

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  22. Hi Daniela, yes, if you like Chinese leeks and are able to get it at your local market, go ahead and try it. You will love it. It's full of flavor. You have a wonderful day ahead and cheers :)

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  23. Hi my dear, give me lots of those tauhu minus the leeks. hehehe..... Sorry lah somehow I don't like leeks cos of the smell. I will try a bit but maybe one small spoon only. So very susah if you invite me for lunch or dinner. :))

    Sorry for dropping by soooo late, this few days only I start my blogwalking but crawling like a turtle lorrr...... LOL
    Lots of love and hugs to you. regards.

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    1. Aiyoh, my dear Amelia, you area indeed very fussy when come to food. Don't worry, I would not invite you to my house for lunch or dinner as I know you are very picky and fussy when food is concerned. Instead, would buy you a dinner at Carcosa as I am sure it would meet your requirements. If you still fussy over Carcosa's food, hah.... don't know what to say.... you makan sendiri lah, hahahha...
      It's ok dear, no need to apologise. Just take your time and do it at your convenience.
      Love and regards :)

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  24. Hi ivy,

    Looks delicious.need to try

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