‘Red-cooked’ is a term applied to Chinese dishes braised and spiced with the robust, dark, brownish-red seasonings of hoisin sauce, made from soya bean flour, red beans, chillies, sugar, salt, garlic and spices. The fried beancurd has a crispy surface while its soft interior readily absorbs the sauce. This is a flavourful dish that is a complete meal with other vegetables and plain rice.
Cut the beancurd into
Add all the sauce ingredients to the wok and bring to simmering point. Return the beancurd to the wok and simmer gently in this mixture for about 5 minutes. Turn onto a serving platter and serve.
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