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Steamed Tofu and Minced Meat

My mother in law loves making this for us whenever we visit for a family dinner at her house. Steamed tofu and minced meat is one of Piti’s favorite food and he grew up eating this all the time. Chicken or pork are the typical meat of choice, though pork is definitely more traditional.

Steamed Tofu and Minced Meat

Steamed Tofu and Minced Meat

A simple sauce made with chopped red chilies, lime juice, sweet soy sauce, and soy sauce is the perfect accompaniment for the subtly flavored steamed tofu and minced meat. This is also a great sauce for simply steamed tofu. ♥

Little Thumbs Up

Little Thumbs Up

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake.

Steamed Tofu and Minced Meat

5.0 from 1 reviews



Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • Stuffed tofu
  • 3 blocks (each about 200 gram) firm white tofu
  • 250 gram minced chicken/pork
  • 2 scallions, fine chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn/tapioca starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Chili sauce
  • 3 red chilies, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Stuffed tofu
    1. Prepare a steamer.
    2. Cut each tofu into 4 triangles. Make two slits to each triangle and remove a smaller triangular portion from each tofu triangle.
    3. To make the stuffing, combine the tofu scraps and the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
    4. Take 2-3 tablespoon of the stuffing mixture and carefully insert into each of the tofu. Pat gently with your fingers so the stuffing is as firm and solid as can be. Repeat until all tofu triangles are stuffed.
    5. If you have leftover stuffing, shape into 1 inch diameter balls.
    6. Steam stuffed tofu (and meatballs) for 15 minutes. Remove from steamer and place on serving plate.
  • Chili sauce
    1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.


  • Dominik von Muehlberg says:

    Selamat siang, Ibu Anita :) Terima kasih banyak utk pos resep2 ini! I spent a good deal of my adult life in S.E. Asia and my last assignment was Indonesia. I do not remember anymore which places we frequented in Jakarta or Surabaya but ayam rica rica was always one of my beloved favourites, along with soto, sop buntut and anything on the table in a restoran padang. Krn di Jerman tdk ada pembantu, saya harus masak sendiri :) Thanks to your postings I can recreate a lot of my favourite dishes which bring so many wonderful memories of the past back .... God bless you and your family. Cordial regards, Muehlberg

    • Anita says:

      Terima kasih banyak Bu Dominik, bahasa Indonesia Ibu sangat baik loh :) I am always happy if my simple recipes can be of help. I was living far away from Indonesia for a decade so I can relate to craving and missing Indonesian food. Best wishes to you and your family in Germany.

  • Mich Piece of Cake says:

    I love this simple stuffed tofu dish. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anita says:

      So happy that you love it, and thanks for hosting the Little Thumbs Up event :) I just found out about it and would love to participate again in the future ♥

  • Zoe says:

    Hi Anita, Your steamed stuffed tofu looks great! I like to indulge in this kind of healthy food. Nice to know you via LTU. Hope to communicate more and be friends via blogging. Zoe

    • Anita says:

      Hi Zoe, thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog :) Yes, let's keep in touch and be friends ♥

  • Chris says:

    Simply delicious! Thanks again!

  • Sally says:

    Hi Anita, You have a good recipes and simple too. I have tried different recipes and my husband like it, Especially your steamed fish, simple and easy no mess at all. Since I married to UK from Malaysia, looking for lots of website but yours is the easier one I find. thank you makes my cooking easy . Kind Regards Sally

    • Anita says:

      Hi Sally, I am so happy that you like my recipes. Have fun cooking for yourself and your hubby ;)

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