April 24, 2012

Hainanese Chicken Rice and Thai-styled Tofu

Even though I am sick of chicken, I still find myself cooking and eating lots of them lately. I have to admit that preparing chicken meals are much easier and can be done almost instantly. Seafood, on the other hand, need lots of attention. They're slightly higher in price too. A kilo of ikan kembung (mackerel) is almost SGD8 dollar here, compared to a whole chicken which cost around SGD5. 
I cooked another encored meal today, Hainanese Chicken Rice, for two reasons. First is Adam..he's not feeling well lately, and his appetite is low. He drinks way too much milk, and refused to eat anything. A plate of chicken rice is always an exception when days like this come.
Secondly, last weekend, we bumped into a new chicken rice shop and we had this chicken rice set, which came with Thai tofu as a side dish. The meal was great. But the tofu...it was dish of the day. Sedaaaap...I never had anything like that before.

And that led me to re-create the same dish today. I really like how they turned out, especially the dressing. Here is is my version of Thai Tofu. Simple, light and refreshing. 

Thai-styled Tofu Recipe

What you'll need:
2 pieces of soft tofu, cubed
1 cucumber, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup of roasted peanut, coarsely pound.
2 tablespoon of Thai Chili sauce-mix it with a tablespoon of hot water.

Way of making it:
Deep fried the tofu until brown.
Place the shredded salad on the plate. 
Place the tofu on top of the salad. 
Dress them and garnish with peanuts. Serve immediately. 

As for the chicken rice, it was beyond compare to the shop's, obviously. Click here for Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe. :)


  1. Get well soon Adam..

    Mengiorkan... I like :)

  2. the chicken looks sooo yummyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmg lagi senang masak ayam dr masak ikan kan? tun selalu bercita2 utk kurangkan ayam n lebihkan ikan, tp bila xde idea nk masak apa, ayam jugak yg di-defrost. 

  3. Kami biasa mkn ikan pun beli ikan jaket je...tu yg cheapest...

  4. Beautiful pics! ayam tu memang lah paling senang nak dibagai kan.. but kan kat sini i much prefer to makan ikan

  5. I love tofu. So I might try your recipe today. But I'm scared of deep-frying stuff which makes the hot oil jump. Wonder if putting the tofu cubes in an air-fryer would give the same results. Uhmm!

  6. salam RC...i adore all your works...semuanya cantik! gud idea utk msk tauhu dlm peti ais tu!

  7. Poor Adam. get well soon yeah. Hopefully nasi ayam betul2 membantu :)

  8. RC.....
    I luv tofu ;) but I dont like tempeh.  Dkt sini tofu yg made in sg brand unicurd yg 2pcs dlm pack costs $3.99.  There's locally made tofu which is half the price but dont taste as gd as the one thats made in sg.  Will attempt this recipe one day....tks for sharing.

  9. Tun, tulah. sama lah ng umah ni. he he 

  10. Hi there, this is a nice post.  It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series.   Food on Friday – Asian Food  

  11. Gorgeous tofu! So golden and light! Must be so delicious!