Steamed Tofu Sandwich with Crabmeat

Preparation info
  • for


    as a first course, or as a light main course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Tofu is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians, so really strict vegetarians can replace the crabmeat with wild asparagus or Thai baby asparagus. If you do use crabmeat, it must be only the best and the freshest. Failing that, use finely chopped raw prawns.


  • 225 g/ 8 oz crabmeat, white meat only
  • white of 1 egg


In a glass bowl, combine the crabmeat with the egg white, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, sesame oil and a pinch of salt.

Cut the tofu into quarters and then each quarter into halves to make 8 thin rectangles. Put 4 of these thin slices of tofu side by side on a plate that will