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Last updated: Mar 20, 2014 — Published: Mar 20, 2014 — By: Anita — 2 comments

This dish is so simple and so fast, but you do need to try using chicken stock instead of cheating with chicken granules or bouillon since real chicken stock tastes so much better :)

Tofu and Shrimp in Chicken Stock

Tofu and Shrimp in Chicken Stock

Author: Anita Jacobson

Categories: Side Dish

Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients: Seafood Tofu

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 4

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  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 inch ginger (Indonesian: jahe), thinly sliced
  • 30 medium size shrimps (Indonesian: udang), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 block silken tofu, about 250 gram, cut into small cubes
  • 1 scallion (Indonesian: daun bawang), thinly sliced
  • corn starch solution (1/2 tablespoon corn starch + 1 tablespoon water)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté ginger until fragrant.
  2. Add shrimps and stir until pink.
  3. Add Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sugar, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add tofu and simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Add thinly sliced scallion, gently mix, then thicken the sauce with corn starch solution.
  6. Turn off heat and serve immediately with steamed white rice.