Steamed Tofu Chinese Style | 葱油豆腐

Steamed Tofu Chinese Style is very easy to do and super tasty. Chinese steamed tofu taste absolutely delicious with warm bowl of white rice or on its own as a snack.

Tofu on its own is bland and tasteless. But once you pair the steamed tofu with some fragrant sauce, the steamed tofu taste very delicious. In this recipe, I made steamed tofu with shallot oil to bring out the aromatic flavours in the sauce coupled with a few other seasoning. The tofu can be eaten cold or steamed for this recipe.

Prep CookTotalServe
4-5 min6 min10-11 min2


  • 1 piece of silk tofu (300 grams)
  • 3-4 shallots
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


  • 2-3 sprigs spring onions (finely chopped)


  1. Prepare wok for steaming. Preboil the water.
  2. Open the tofu packet (if its difficult to open, use a knife and cut at the sides of the tofu packet), flip upside down and place the tofu onto a plate or bowl. Ensure that the plate of bowl can be steamed at high heat and is used for serving
  3. Steam for 6 minutes on high heat
  4. Fry the shallots in low heat until golden brown
  5. Add light soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir a few times to mix the sauce well.
  6. Remove and pour onto tofu immediately.
  7. Garnish with spring onions. Serve

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