香芋扣豆腐 Braised Tofu with Taro 🌶🧅🧄
The other day I was having lunch with my family in a Chinese seafood restaurant and they ordered the 芋头扣肉 braised pork belly with taro.
Suddenly a question pops up to me, why is it called 扣肉 (kou rou)?🦧 Kou literally means button or buckle. So I asked Mr. Google and found out that 扣 is actually referring to the step in which to revert the bowl of pork and taro on a large plate after braising it. Mandarin words can have multiple meanings, it's fun to learn more about my culture🔍
Then, I was wondering is it possible to 扣 tofu instead of pork belly? And the answer is YES! The same recipe can be applied to vegan ingredients🥦🥬🥑 This vegan braised tofu with taro tastes delicious, flavourful and satisfying. Way less tedious to make compared to the traditional version. No need to steam for 3 hours because it's not meat and zero cruelty because we care for animals.