7 CRISPY SILKEN TOFU WITH MINCED CHICKEN, HOLY BASIL AND ABALONE MUSHROOMS
INGREDIENTS 1 pack silken tofu, cut into 8 pieces 200g cornflour 2 tbsp vegetable oil + more for deep-frying 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 shallots, thinly sliced 300g minced chicken 100g abalone mushrooms, diced
tsp palm sugar 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp dark soya sauce 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 cup holy basil leaves*, roughly diced DIRECTIONS 1 Dust the tofu with the cornflour and deep-fry. Drain and transfer to a plate. 2 Heat 2 tbsp oil in a hot pan. Fry the garlic and shallots over medium-high heat until fragrant. 3 Add the remaining ingredients except the holy basil and stir-fry for 3min. 4 Stir in the holy basil, then top each tofu piece with a dollop of the cooked mixture of ingredients. *These green or red leaves are commonly used in Thai cooking. Available at Yen Investment Thai Supermarket, #02-64 Golden Mile Complex, tel: 6293-2780.