Beancurd is a protein-rich food coagulated from an extract of soya beans and when it is not properly prepared, it can be quite bland and boring. However, it is simple to turn this food into something special and delicious. This is an easy dish to make, especially when tomatoes are in season. If you use water instead of the chicken stock, you can turn this into a delectable vegetarian dish.
Drain the beancurd thoroughly, then set it on kitchen paper and continue to drain for 15 minutes. Gently cut the beancurd into
If you are using fresh tomatoes, plunge them in boiling water for 10 seconds, drain them, peel, seed and cut them into
Heat the oil in a wok until it is hot and deep-fry the beancurd in batches. When each batch is lightly browned, remove and drain well on kitchen paper.
Drain off all but
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