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Tofu and Shrimp in Chicken Stock

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

Tofu and Shrimp in Chicken Stock

Author: Anita Jacobson




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.
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  • Clarissa edgina Clarissa edgina says:

    Can you explain it to me how to make real chicken stock? Thank you

    • Anita Anita says:

      Sure thing Clarissa! I usually boil together 1 whole chicken with 3-4 scallions, 2 inch ginger, and 4 liter water in a soup pot. Once it boils, I reduce the heat and cover the pot and simmer for 2-3 hours. Occasionally, I scoop away the scum from the soup to keep the stock clear. You can use the stock immediately, or freeze for later. The cooked chicken can be enjoyed as is with some chili sauce, or you can add the meat to congee (bubur) too.

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