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Orak arik tahu jamur - Tofu, mushroom, and egg stir-fry.

Orak arik tahu jamur - Tofu, mushroom, and egg stir-fry.

Orak arik is a simple everyday dish consists mainly of scrambled eggs with vegetables, tofu, mushroom, and even meat if you so wish, though the most common ones are usually just vegetables.

Today I am sharing a recipe for orak arik tahu jamur, which is a version of this popular Indonesian household dish with mushrooms and fried tofu cubes.

If you want a quick dish to finish your carrot or odd stalk of celery, this is going to be the perfect dish to make as long as you have some eggs and vegetables to go along with it.

I also have another orak arik recipe using just eggs and vegetables for when you are running out of tofu and/or mushrooms. :)

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur: egg, tofu, mushroom, onion, shallot, garlic, red bell pepper, scallions, salt, white pepper, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur: egg, tofu, mushroom, onion, shallot, garlic, red bell pepper, scallions, salt, white pepper, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur

For the egg scramble portion, we will need eggs, salt, and ground white pepper.

For the fried tofu cubes, we will need firm/extra-firm tofu, garlic, salt, and water.

TIPS: You can buy fried tofu cubes from Asian grocery so you can skip frying the tofu portion and finish preparing this dish even faster.

The remaining ingredients include shallot, onion, garlic, scallions, red chilies/red bell pepper, fresh mushroom, oyster sauce, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), fish sauce, and ground white pepper.

(1) Sauté onion, shallot, garlic, white part of scallions, and red bell pepper. (2) Add mushrooms and cook until wilted. (3) Push all the vegetables to one side and make egg scramble. (4) Add tofu and seasonings.

(1) Sauté onion, shallot, garlic, white part of scallions, and red bell pepper. (2) Add mushrooms and cook until wilted. (3) Push all the vegetables to one side and make egg scramble. (4) Add tofu and seasonings.

Fried tofu cubes

If you decide to fry your own tofu, start by cutting a block of firm/extra-firm tofu into 16 pieces.

Marinate tofu cubes with minced garlic, salt, and water for about 15 minutes.

Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a non-stick frying pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

Pat dry tofu cubes, then fry until all the tofu cubes are golden brown. Set aside.

Transfer the finished dish to a serving plater and garnish with scallions.

Transfer the finished dish to a serving plater and garnish with scallions.

Cooking orak arik tahu jamur

1. Beat eggs

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat together eggs with salt and ground white pepper. Set aside.

2. Fry aromatics

Add 2 tablespoon oil to the frying pan. Stir fry shallot, onion, garlic, the white part of scallions, and Fresno chilies/bell pepper until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

3. Fry mushroom

Add mushroom, stir to mix, and cook until the mushroom wilt.

4. Make egg scramble

Push everything to one side of the pan. Pour beaten eggs to the clean side of the pan. When the eggs start to set, stir with a spatula to make scrambled eggs.

5. Add tofu and seasoning

Return fried tofu cubes to the pan. Season with oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, and ground white pepper. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as needed.

6. Serve

Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate, and garnish with the green part of scallions.

Orak arik tahu jamur with thinly sliced king trumpet mushrooms.

Orak arik tahu jamur with thinly sliced king trumpet mushrooms.