Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lotus Tofu 蓮藕豆腐

I was trying to create a new tofu dish I have never had before.  Last week I bought some lotus roots from the Asian store and decided to mix the two ingredients together.

Ingredients:

  • Lotus roots: 2 sections, thinly sliced
  • Vitasoy Firm Tofu: 1 block
  • Fish sauce: 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 4 tbsp
  • Corn starch: 1 tsp
  • Brow sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Sweet chili paste: 1 tbsp
  • Egg: 1

Direction:

  • Slice the lotus roots very thin.  Sprinkle some salt and let it sit for about 30 min to sweat
  • Pat the lotus roots slices dry and bake in a toaster oven until crispy
  • Slice the tofu into 1 inch by 1/2 inch rectangles
  • Beat the egg in a shallow bowl
  • Dip the tofu into the egg and pan fry until golden brown
  • Mix the corn starch and the water together until blended
  • Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, water, and sugar to the pan until the sauce become slightly thick
  • Add half the lotus roots into the pan and stir to coat the sauce
  • Transfer everything in the pan to a serving dish and put the rest of the lotus roots on top

The lotus roots provides a nice crunch to contrast the soft tofu.  The sauce is slightly sweet with a little kick.  Another recipe success!

Latte has a pool!

Today was a really hot humid day in Massachusetts.  Instead of sitting inside enjoying the air conditioner, I got to go outside to play with my new pool.  Check me out!

After getting use to the idea of splashing around, I am chilling away…

And to show my enjoyment, my signature rolling…

Completed by me playing some fetch before going inside to dry off…

Dog Days of Summer

It’s that time of the year.  The weather is getting hot and time to turn the air conditioner on.  This is me, enjoying a nice afternoon at home while everyone else was at work…