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Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu Recipe

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Happy 2011, everyone! Let's celebrate the New Year with these cold appetizers, which marked the beginning of our first course on X’mas Eve.

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The first time I ate the Tofu was at a decent Japanese restaurant many years ago. I was fascinated by it and started to experiment with it almost immediately, while the taste was still lingering in my mouth. It was a fruitful trial and my guinea pigs (hubby and son) love it. Following that, I confidently introduced this dish to my guests, serving it on numerous occasions. To date, the response has been heart-warming.

There was only a small “hiccup” once. It was one of those gals’ gatherings at my home and I’d made this starter for the ladies. I didn’t tell them it was Century Egg. It was an innocent mistake – I just presumed everyone eats Century Egg.

My good friend Elena, who doesn’t like #CenturyEgg, fell in love with this dish. At first, she took a spoonful and asked me what it was. “Tofu with Century Egg”, I uttered enthusiastically. My heart stopped when she blurted, “Err, I don’t eat Century Eggs…..” and she continued, “but this is nice!” Elena later revealed to us that she dislikes it because of the pungent taste, but she was surprised that she couldn’t taste any of that in this dish. I was happy that she had emptied the entire glass. But it was another lesson learnt.

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I’ve used the Japanese Goma sauce for this dish. I guess that helps to disguise the overwhelming taste of the Century Eggs. Till today, I still don't have the slightest idea what ingredients restaurants are using but I’m quite satisfied with my "concoction", which is the nearest I can get in terms of taste and response.

For the toppings, I’m using #Katsuobushi or #Bonito; typically found in bags of small pink-brown shavings. Bonito are actually dried smoked Tuna used in Japanese cooking. On some occasions, I top them up with #Caviar instead. So, Tofu or Century Egg lovers, this is for you!

(Serves 6)
1 box of Organic Tofu
2 Century eggs
3 tbsp Japanese Goma sauce
2 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 tsp Water
2 sprigs of Spring Onion (chopped)
Bonito flakes for topping

  1. Remove shells from eggs. Rinse thoroughly. Separate yolk and “white”.
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  3. Dice the “whites” and mash the yolk.
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  5. Mix yolk with olive oil, sesame oil, water and goma into a paste. It won’t look very appetizing but trust me, it’s delicious!
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  7. Divide tofu into 6 equal parts and slot them into cocktail glasses or place them onto serving plates. Add paste and sprinkle spring onions.
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  9. Top with “whites”, then bonito flakes. Refrigerate and serve your scrumptious X'mas Tofu chilled.
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Read more about my X’mas Eve dinner @ Merry X'mas With Love From S'pore if you haven’t and be sure to check out other appetizing dishes!


  1. Happy New Year! and yummy ... pauline and i love century egg tofu!

    thanks for all your visits and lovely comments ... heres to a new year to more great food and discoveries, and lets hope in the not so far future, we bloggers will have a great time sitting down in one of our fav eateries mulling over food and life and everyting good :)

  2. Happy 2011, Shirley! Century is definitely one of those "you really love or really hate" types of food. I used to hate it when I was younger, now I really like it. I've never tried it with tofu like this though. This looks so simple and yummy. Wonderful creative dish, Shirley. Glad your friend liked it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I grew up eating lots of century eggs so I know I will like this. I'm sure one is not enough for me :D

  4. Ian, thks for your visits & comments too & I've enjoyed your blog! May 2011 brings us more friendship & blogging :)

    Penny, thks for visit!

    Lequan, how true! Hope u'll try this yummy recipe sometime & do let me know d review :)

    Mary, now that u've this recipe, u can make as many as u like!

  5. Happy New Year to you & your family, Shirley! What a great start for the year 2011. Thanks for sharing such lovely & simple dish. Wishing you all the best throughout the year. Have a great evening.
    Cheers, Kristy

  6. This is such an awesome festive dish! Another great creation! Happy New New, Shirley

  7. Wow, this is really great! I really love this dish, it taste so good and not too heavy. I guess, i would be hunting for the ingredients in one of those Japanese supermarket. :) Thanks for sharing.

  8. Happy New Year!
    I have never tried Century Egg and probably would end up not like side, but you never know :) Love everything else here and it looks perfect for get together's.

  9. Kristy, Happy New Year to u too, with lots of love!

    Babel, thks! U're always so kind!

    Doris, really glad that u've enjoyed this starter. Happy hunting!

    Alisha, Century Egg's really one of those u either like or hate. But do try & let your taste buds be the judge. Looking fwd to mtg u in person too!

  10. This is a very unique preparation of tofu with century eggs, sounds excellent and I love your presentation!

  11. Natasha, glad u like it! Thks for lovely comments!

  12. Very creative! What is goma sauce?

  13. Suchitra, thks for dropping by again!

    Tiffany, Goma sauce is a Japanese Sesame Sauce popularly used for Shabu Shabu (steamboat). It's also very tasty when added to salads.

  14. wow!!looks yummy & nice presentation....
    perfect for this season...
    Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek Fiesta.Hope to see you on next week too….
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  15. Amy, thks so much for hosting the event! Looking fwd to more....

  16. HI can I know where do you buy your organic tofu from? Thanks.. :)

    1. Pauline, thanks for popping by! You can get them from Isetan etc. have fun! 😜


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