BRAISED EGG TOFU, Is an authentic home-cooked dish popular among the Chinese household. It is normally braised in a clay pot which adds an earthy aroma to the dish. If you do not have a clay pot, prepare it in a large pan or the wok.

Tofu is an excellent source of protein which makes it a balanced meal even without meat. It acts as a sponge and takes on any flavor adding to it, The preparation of this recipe is easy, which can be done within thirty minutes.


  • 150g silken egg tofu
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • 4 dry shitake mushrooms, soaked until hydrated (optional if you don't have this in the kitchen, you can use fresh one)
  • 100 gr white cabbage sliced
  • 1/4 stick carrot, cut into thin slices
  • 100 gr cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 100g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6 snow peas, remove the tough strings
  • 100 Gr chicken tight cut into slices
  • 120 gr medium size prawn

Seasoning :

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (vegetarian)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil



  1. Cut the tofu into slices or pieces of at least 1 cm thick.
  2. Pan-fried the tofu until both sides turn golden brown. Remove and set aside,
  3. Saute the garlic and sliced ginger.
  4. Once they turn aromatic, add the chicken and prawn then add all the shiitake mushrooms and vegetables  and stir fry briefly.
  5. Transfer to a clay pot.
  6. Add the mushroom water (if not using, just add simple veggie broth or chicken broth or just simple water) and the seasonings to braise the vegetables for five minutes.
  7. Mix the cornstarch with some water to form a slurry. Add to the vegetables to thicken the liquid.
  8. Add the tofu to the vegetables. Mix carefully so as not to break the tofu. Serve.