About the dish, it is beancurd coated with egg and deep fried in oil. It’s garnished with bean sprouts, shredded cucumber, carrot and finely chopped peanuts and eaten with a sweet spicy sauce. It’s the first time I actually tried it and I just fell in love with it. The outside is a little crispy with the egg and flour banter but the inside is as soft as it should be with the Japanese type beancurd (or egg toufu). The sauce, as mentioned is sweet and spicy, so if you’re not a hot spice-lover, you might want to avoid dunking the beancurd into the sauce. I was surprised to find the egg yolk at the base of the beancurd. Not sure if that’s the way the dish is supposed to be cooked or if it’s the specialty of that stall. If you’re around in countries like Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, you should try it 🙂
Here’s a website that tells you how to make the dish if you are adventurous enough 😉 : http://sheela-chandran.suite101.com/egg-meets-tofu-tauhu-telor-a192525
Here’s another dish we had that day…Ayam Penyet
Ayam Penyet, literally translates to smashed chicken (Ayam = Chicken, Penyet = Smashed). It is also an Indonesian dish that has become quite popular in Singapore recently. The chicken is marinated, fried and then smashed with a mallet. The purpose is to break up the crispy batter and separate the meat from the bones according to this website: http://www.soshiok.com/article/16605
There are crackers, fried bean fritters, toufu some vegetables and sambal chili to go along with the dish and you eat it all with plain rice. The chilli is also a main ingredient in most Indonesian food and it’s generally made with chilli padi, the super hot chilli.
Writing about these dishes has made me crave for Indonesian food. Might have to go downstairs at lunch time today to the stall that sells Indonesian food. But what to eat? Tauhu telur or ayam penyet???
That’s all for my food blog. I hope you enjoy the meals 😉