Pan-Fried Beancurd with Leeks

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Appears in
Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

By Ken Hom

Published 1995

  • About

Leeks are popular throughout China but especially in the north, where this recipe comes from. They are an ideal accompaniment to beancurd because of their texture and robust flavour. This is good, simple fare of the kind Chinese families enjoy at home. Serve with plain boiled rice.


  • 450 g (1 lb) firm beancurd
  • 3 tablespoons oil, preferably


Cut the beancurd in half, then cut again on the diagonal into triangles. Heat a wok or large frying-pan over moderate heat and add the oil. Fry the beancurd triangles until golden brown. You may have to do this in several batches. Drain on kitchen paper.

Cut the leeks into shreds, discarding the green parts. Wash well; you may have to do this several times.

Re-heat the wok over