Sizzling Tofu in Oyster Sauce 鐵板豆腐,蠔油

2 blocks of firm tofu 

The sauce ingredients: 
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce, 
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, 
  • 2 cups broth, 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, 
  • 2 tbsp corn starch or corn flour, 
  • ½ tsp ground pepper  
  • 1 tsp sesame oil.

Method (Sauce):
  1. In a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir to evenly mix everything to make a slightly thick sauce.

The vegetable ingredients: 
  • 4 gloves garlic, peeled and minced, 
  • 1 pc large onion, peeled and minced, 
  • 1 pc small carrot, peeled and minced, 
  • 2 tbsp minced celery, stalk and leaves combined, 
  • 1 pc mild chili pepper, minced, 
  • 2 tbsp minced green onion leaves 
  • ½ to ¾ cup minced mushroom 

  1. In a large pan or wok, heat about 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and sauté garlic, followed by onion. 
  2. Add the carrot when the onion is translucent. 
  3. Add the celery when the carrot is cooked through, followed by the mushroom and green onions.
  4. When all are cooked, pour in the sauce mixture. Continue cooking while stirring to have a smooth consistency. Cook until the sauce thickens. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and set aside.
  5. cook the tofu: 
  6. If you have sizzling plate, heat the plate in the stove until very hot that droplets of water will disappear in an instant. 
  7. Add some oil and cook the tofu by slightly browning, first on one side then on the underside. Then pour the sauce to create that wonderful sizzling-smoking effect.
Serve sizzling.