Monday, March 20, 2006

Tàu Hũ Ki Ram Mè

Sesame Bean Curd Sticks


5 oz dry bean curd sticks
1 T toasted sesame seeds
1 T caramel sauce
1 small piece fresh ginger, minced
2 T vegetable oil
soy sauce, salt, brown sugar, pepper to taste


Soak dry bean curd in warm water for 30 minutes, drain well.
Heat oil in a medium pan over high heat, add ginger and stir fry until translucent and fragrant. Add bean curd sticks, stir-fry. Add caramel sauce, stir evenly. Continue to cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, salt, brown sugar, and pepper to taste. Add toasted sesame seeds when served.

Toasted Semsame Seeds:
Place sesame seeds in a skillet over medium low heat and stir constantly until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Cool.

Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce or soy sauce
Cook the sugar in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, swirling constantly, until brown and slighly smoked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in fish sauce (soy sauce)into the caramel. Be careful for its splattering. Return to heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Cool this sauce throroughly before using. If using hot over cold food the sugar will harden instantly.

6 comments:

Christine D. said...

Hmm, what an interesting snack!

I saw your blog's name on Kirk's links, and it caught my eye because Kiki is my nickname that my sister calls me AND i'm vietnamese, AND i love food!

I love all your recipes. thanks for posting them!

kiki said...

Hello Christine,
Wow Kiki, Vietnamese, Food ..We have so much in common :) Thanks for visitting my foodblog. BTW, it's not quite a snack, I eat it with rice.

elle said...

this looks interesting-suddenly i am in to vietnamese food-what is a bean curd exactly?

kiki said...
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kiki said...

Hi elle,
Good question. The bean curd stick is made from the protein-rich layer that forms on top of heated soy milk. It comes as many forms : sheets,rolls, sticks, knots ...

Hoang Dieu said...

hnao làm ăn thử mới được, sẵn tiện cho mình hỏi có ai biết chỗ nào bán hạt hạnh nhân giá sỉ k?