Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

4.9 from 15 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), minced
  • 1 inch ginger, thinly sliced
  • 250 gram ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chicken stock/broth (or Japanese dashi, or water)
  • 1 block (340 gram) of silken tofu, cut into small cubes
  • corn starch liquid (1 tablespoon corn starch + 2 tablespoon water)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan/wok and sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  2. Add ground chicken, stir and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Season with fish sauce, oyster sauce, ground white pepper, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Pour water, stir to mix well, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add tofu cubes and mix well. Once it boils again, thicken the sauce with corn starch liquid.
  6. Turn off heat, add the sliced scallions and sesame oil. Mix well, then transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with steamed white rice.

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