Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Salted Egg Yolk Tofu

My mother got some curry leaves to plant plucked from somewhere in my neighbourhood. It was almost dying.

A day after it was re-planted and watered. It was revived!

Last time we had to pick curry leaves from our neighbour whenever we wanted to cook cereal tofu/prawn (still experimenting). Now we can have curry leaves whenever we want.

Salted Egg Yolk Tofu

2 pieces firm tofu, each cut into 8 pieces
some corn flour, for coating

1 knob butter
1-2 sprigs curry leaves
1 bird’s eye chilli, sliced thinly (optional)
1 cooked salted egg yolk, mashed (you can use 2 if you like more)


1. Cut the tofu and pat dry on paper towel. Lightly coat the tofu with corn flour. Heat some oil in a frying pan and pan-fry the tofu on both side until light golden brown. Dish out and drain well.

2. In the same frying pan, melt butter, and then add in curry leaves and chilli (if any) and stir fry until fragrant.

3. Add in salted egg yolk. Stir rapidly until well mixed.

4. Add in the fried tofu. Stir until the tofu are well-coated. Dish out and serve warm.

You can check more Salted Egg Yolk Tofu recipes from here:

I am submitting this Salted Egg Yolk Tofu to Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012), hosted by Wen's Delight.


  1. This dish sounds yummy. Happy New Year.

  2. i can imagine how tasty this is! Happy chinese new year to you!

  3. love the golden hue. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  4. oh, how wonderful to have your very own curry leaf plant!! I wish I could grow my own too. but sadly, i have a black thumb! =)

  5. Happy New Year!!! Wow looking at your salted egg tofu makes me drool!!! I love the taste of the buttery salted egg sauce!!!

  6. one of my favorite dishes! and i super like the taste of curry leaves :)

  7. Hi SSB, happy Chinese New Year! I love salted egg, so I've already bookmarked the dish! Hoping to ask my mom to try it out... haha. I've nominated you an award on my blog, hope you'll like it! (:

  8. Good idea! Using egg tofu instead of seafood to cook with salted egg yolk! Lovely!

  9. Jasline: Thanks for the award! :)

  10. Hi, enjoy reading your blog with many of my fav. cakes.
    I've tried planting curry leaves a zillion times, but it always dies on me! Good to see yours alive and kicking!
    Happy baking...jue