Black Pepper Tofu

I used to think life is all about sugar… sugar & spice and everything nice. Now, I think life is all about balance.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love fudge, chocolate and deep fried ruffle fat. But I think I also have to feed my body some healthy food to make it happy.

Just this morning, I was talking to peanutbutter about food. I was telling him how I think I’m addicted to taking pictures of food and food blogging.

What do you think is the reason why I love love love this thing?” I asked

Okay” he said ” let’s see, letter a. matakaw ka {you have a voracious appetite} b. You love cooking c. you think you’re a budding chef and d. all of the above

Well, it might be all of the above. I don’t know. I really have a voracious appetite.Honestly, I just love eating and I love food. I think food is sexy and dreamy. Look at the picture above. That is tofu but I think it’s HOT! It’s healthy and sexy with those red bell peppers around it and the sweet, salty, caramelly sauce that coats each tofu? …..perfect.

I think I’ve convinced you and I bet you’re going to the kitchen right now and you’re gonna make yourself some of this.

Black Pepper Tofu
Adapted from Lisa is Cooking
  • 300g tofu, cut into squares
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp Kecap Manis {click for the homemade recipe}
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bird’s eye chili
  1. Fry tofu squares in heated canola oil until a little brown, then remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Remove leftover oil from pan and heat butter.
  3. Sauté onion in heated butter until translucent.
  4. Add Kecap Manis, soy sauce, bird’s eye chili and black pepper.
  5. Stir, add tofu and make sure each tofu is coated with sauce.
  6. Add red bell pepper and spring onion.
  7. Mix to coat the bell pepper with sauce.
  8. Serve warm



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