Some days of the month, we only prepare vegetarian dishes at home. Most of the dishes are nice and easy to cook. Some only takes less than 15 minutes from preparation to ready to be served on dining table.
SInce I learned cooking, leek and tofu stir fry is my favorite dish since it is so simple and yet so pretty. The spices used is galangal and ginger, which gave the seemingly boring ingredients a special twist.
Leek and Tofu Stir-fry
400 g tofu / beancurd, cut into cubes
150 g leek, cut 1" diagonally
20 gr (1") galangal, lightly bruised
5 gr (1") ginger, lightly bruised
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
Pan fry tofu cubes with a bit of oil till brown at all sides
Heat cooking oil over high heat. Toss in galangal and ginger till fragrant
Add leeks and cook till wilt, for 2 minutes
Add water and tofu
Cook for another 2 minutes, season with salt and white pepper
Remove and serve warm with noodles or steamed rice