Chef Dad

Food. Love food. Need good food. Of course, you eat 3 times a day, you want it to taste good. Eating vegetarian myself, I can always be the healthy, eat simple, and eat bland. Or as my brother would call it, “how was eating cardboard today?” lol. Its true. It doesn’t taste as good as meat or fatty meals. But I didn’t care, I was happy to eat bland food that didn’t require killing.

I still want to cook for my wife since she has the baby now and want to cook vegetarian meals. But yeah, lets be real, not everybody can just eat beans and rice everyday like me. Take a bite out of plain carrot and be happy. I still want my wife and future child to be happy with whatever dad is cooking. I realize its not that hard. Lots of asian foods that I use to enjoy can be converted to vegetarian or vegan meals. Then we can all enjoy it. The same flavors and aroma can still be there without really sacrificing anything. I’ve made lots of conversions like drunken noodles, vegetarian pho and taiwanese popcorn tofu.

But this time I actually recorded my Taiwanese popcorn tofu experience to share! My wife said its just said as good as the chicken. We don’t even need to buy it at the restaurant in Eden Center anymore. Woohoo! Success! Or unless my wife is lying to me to make me feel better. But luckily she doesn’t.

Directions: I’ll make it real simple for you all
1) Mix all the marinade together with tofu and marinade for 30 minutes
2) Put in Coating
3) FRY!!!!
4) Toss some more pinch of salt, sprinkle more 5 spice and white pepper

– Firm Tofu (Cut into half-inch square cubes)

– 3-5 gloves of garlic
– Half a thumb of Ginger
– 3 green onions (all of the white root part and some of the green)
– 2 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon mirin
– 1 teaspoon sweet potato starch
– 1/2 teaspoon 5-spice
– 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

– 1st Coat
1 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
– 2nd Coat
3 cups sweet potato starch

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