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Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

If you love tofu, you are going to love this dish. It is fast, easy to prepare, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. You can use silken tofu, or regular firm tofu. Both versions are really good, so you get some variety when you cook this dish at different times. And ground chicken can be substituted with roughly chopped shrimp, or you can use a mix of ground chicken and ground shrimp too if you like.

Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

5.0 from 1 reviews



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 water
  • 1 block of firm tofu (about 300 gram), 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.


  • Pearl says:

    Your recipes look so delicious!! I want to browse by category but it only organizes the posts in the order you created them. Really wish I could search the site this way!

  • Leslie says:

    MaEE this for the 2nd time tonight...and loved it. So easy, simple and delicious. Thank you...can't wait to cook more of your recipes..... :)

    • Anita says:

      Hi Leslie, I am so happy you love it :)

  • Lindawati says:

    I made this last night, follow your instruction 100% and the dish was absolutely delicious! Usually I always find something is missing when I follow a recipe, but not with yours. Thank you for the recipes, I cannot wait to try your other recipes.

    • Anita says:

      Thank you for the kind words. I hope you will like my other recipes as well.

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