When the year began, the folks at Yit Hong sent some of their convenient and delicious bottled Yifon mushrooms my way along with a calendar featuring mouth-watering recipes from one of Singapore’s top chefs, Eric Teo.
Being a toad at the bottom of a well, I had no idea who’s he until I Googled and realised his Kitchen God status in Singapore’s culinary arena. Chef Teo is the first Singaporean to be named President of the Singapore Chef’s Association (does that mean previous presidents were non-Singaporeans? How come a Singaporean association used foreigners to call the shots? *Puzzled*) and had led a local team to win top medals in the IKA 2000 Culinary Olympics and several other prestigious cooking competitions.
Working with Yi Hong’s range of canned and bottled foods, Chef Teo custom-created 12 simple to follow recipes that had me drooling each time I checked the day of the month. So today, I decided to try out the simplest recipe that can be served as a nutritious dish at meal times or eaten alone as a snack. And the best thing was, it took me less than 10 minutes to prepare!
Of course with my clumsy fingers, my version looked nothing as beautiful as Chef Teo’s. I couldn’t get the silken tofu out in one pristine piece from its packaging so I decided to mash it up and spread it on the plate. Here’s how to make this simple vegetarian dish that’s high in protein and fibre. I’ve modified his recipe slightly to suit my preference.
1 Bottle Yifon Teatree Mushrooms (or Yifon Spicy Nameko Mushrooms)
1 Block of Silken Tofu
2 Stalks Spring Onions (sliced)
Chilli, Chinese Parsley and Sesame Seeds (optional)
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
1. Cut Tofu into small pieces and spread on a small plate.
2. Drained the Yifon Mushrooms and spread on tofu. Steam for 5 minutes.
3. After steaming, water will seep from the tofu onto the plate. Scoop off the excess fluids, drizzle sesame oil on the dish and garnish with spring onions, sliced chilli and parsley.
The dish takes it taste mainly from the Yifon mushrooms used so choose the flavoured ones (Yifon Bottled Mushrooms come with 6 choices). Try the recipe today and have fun eating healthy!