Smoked Tofu Steamed with Black Beans and Chilli

This is a very simple recipe to make, and is a real taste sensation.  Serve with something plain, like brown rice and some green leafy Asian vegetables stir fried with garlic and ginger.  Serves 2-4 depending on whether you eat it on its own or with side dishes.


250g smoked tofu

1/2 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes

Approx 3cm ginger, peeled and finely julienned

1 tablespoon fermented black beans

3 tablespoons oil (e.g. peanut, grape seed)

3 tablespoons Light Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Then to finish – a few drops of chilli and sesame oil, and a little chopped spring onion or coriander to taste


1.  Blot the smoked tofu and then slice into 1cm slices

2. Put tofu into a heatproof bowl and sprinkle over the chilli, ginger, black beans, oils, soy sauce and sugar

3. Steam for about 20 minutes in a steamer

4. Sprinkle the ‘finishing’ ingredients on top, and serve with some plain rice


Bowl ready for steaming