I hate it when people cringe at the word tofu. How could you hate something so amazing and versatile. It can be cooked so many ways and with so many flavors. I always tell people, if they don't like tofu then they probably haven't had it properly prepared yet. I've been on a bit of fried food kick lately. Not to say that I haven't been eating healthy. When done correctly, fried food shouldn't be greasy. Everything in moderation I say.
Last night I made Mabo Tofu for dinner. It's A traditional Chinese dish that usually consists of tofu and pork in a spicy, peppery sauce. I decided to make it using my favorite locally made Thanh Son fried tofu instead of the soft tofu it's usually made with. I also decided I didn't feel like eating meat last night so I opted to go porkless. Instead I used some organic red onions and thai hot peppers.
I also wanted some greens and I had a beautiful bunch of gai-lan (Chinese spinach-although it's nothing like spinach). I steamed it and finished it off in a garlic black bean sauce. The gai-lan, mabo tofu, and some steamed sticky rice made a delicious dinner.
I went shopping this week at Uwajimaya (my local Asian mega-grocery store) and I went a little tofu crazy. I have so much tofu in my refrigerator right now I'll probably be eating it for the next two weeks. That's okay though, there are a million things I could make and I never get tired of delicious things.