Pagkaing Pinoy-Tokwa't Baboy

picture  of tofu

Tofu, also called doufu (often in Chinese recipes) or bean curd (literal translation), is a food of Chinese origin, made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. The making of tofu from soy milk is similar to the technique of making cheese from milk.

The following recipe can be served as main dish or pulutan (appetizer)
for drinking sessions.

T O K W A ' T B A B O Y
(Pork and Tofu Dish)

1 lb Pork, liempo
4 pcs Tofu (soy bean curd)
2 cups Water
1 tsp Salt
3 tbsps vegetable oil

1/4 cup Vinegar
1 /4 cup Soy sauce
1/2 tsp Black pepper, ground
1 tsp Granulated sugar
1 tbsp Garlic, minced
1 medium size yellow or white onion, cut into rings

Cooking Directions :

1. Boil pork in water with 1/2 tsp salt until tender.
Cut the meat into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside.

2. Fry the tofu or tokwa until firm and golden brown.
Drain on paper towels. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside.

4. Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, salt, black pepper, sugar, and garlic in a bowl.
Mix well until salt and sugar are dissolved.

5. Put the fried tokwa and pork pieces
in a serving bowl. Pour the vinegar sauce over.
Garnish with fresh onion rings.



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