IDFB Challenge #15: Sapo Tahu

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Being missed lots of idfb challenge recently, now i said to myself not to miss again this time. With a wok, knife and a good will (feel like i want to make war in the kitchen, lol) i browse some information about peranakan culinary. It’s quite difficult to find out the list of the food, but basically it’s about food that would be acculturation between chinese and indonesian culture. Because when you said peranakan, people would think about chinese people that married to indonesian than people would call their kids peranakan. They usually maintained their culture partially despite their native language gradually disappearing a few generations after settlement. Peranakan or Nonya cuisine combines chinese and other influences into a unique blend.The result of blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices and cooking techniques used by the Indonesian community. This gives rise to Peranakan interpretations of Indonesian food that is similarly tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal. And because of the acculturation itself, they change some ingredients like arak or something that moslem couldn’t use with something else that is halal.

For other reference about peranakan cuisine, just go here.

Me and my family love going to chinese restaurant, sapo tahu is one of our favorite food. It’s actually kind of simple but powerful food for me. So this time i cooked sapo tahu which i know as one of peranakan cuisine.

 

 

Sapo Tahu Preps

 

Here is the recipe :

 

sapo tahu

 

Enjoy the food…..

sapo tahu

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Tahu Isi

Just called it my husband favourite snack. He always eat it for break the fasting during the ramadhan period. In Indonesia you can find it in any street food seller. The usually sold it with another fritters like vegetable fritters, banana fritters, sweet potato fritters and cireng. But now here, i have to make it by myself. After trying some recipes, this one is the best one for me ­čÖé

Ingredients:

1 pack tofu

200 gr coleslaw

100 gr beansprout

1 shallot, grounded

1 garlic, grounded

salt and pepper to taste

for the batter:

3 tbs plain flour

1 tbs rice flour

water

Methods:

1. mixed water, plain flour and rice flour to make batter. set aside.

2. stir fry coleslaw, shallot and garlic. add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Using spoon or your hand, gently put the vegetable stir fry into the tofu as much as you can fit in.

4. Dip gently the tofu into the batter.

5. Deep fried in hot oil until it turn golden brown and crisp.

6. Serve with eye bird chilies or chili  sauce.

 

 

note:

you can use shredded cabbage and carrot instead of coleslaw.