Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stuffed Tofu/Tahu Sumbat

This is one of Malaysian favorite snacks. Famously known as Tahu Sumbat or fried tofu stuffed with vegetables. It is usually sold by the road side stalls especially during the Ramadan month or fasting month. There are usually served with sweet and spicy chili sauce but some like it with peanut sauce.


3 pieces firm tofu – cut in half diagonally into 2 triangles
Half cucumber – julienned
A small carrot – julienned
A handful of bean sprout – removes the tails and blanched briefly


4 fresh chilies
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar – more if you like it sweeter
¾ cup water
3 tbsp vinegar

1. Cut the tofu and pat it really dry on paper towel. Heat up the oil and fry them until golden brown. Drain the oil on paper towel and set it aside to cool down.
2. Mix the bean sprouts, cucumber, and carrot together. Cut a slit on the tofu, open it up with your fingers and stuff some of the vegetables into it.
3. Serve it with the chili sauce.

For the Chili sauce:

Blend the chili and garlic with a bit of water. Heat up a small pot; add the blended chili, water, vinegar, salt and sugar. Bring it up to boil and let it simmer and reduce to half and sauce thickens. Serve with the stuff tofu.

I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


Lisa Ho said...

its been a long time since I last ate 'tau kua' sumbat.. :) makes me drool now...

Lady of Leisure said...

hehe tengok lisa sebut tau kua teringat belah2 utara ramai sebut tauhu as tau kua.. love tauhu so much, goreng letak garam gitu je pun i dah makan apatah lagi stuffed tofu macam ni... nampak sedap sgt2..

Bakericious said...

I love these, delicious!

WendyinKK said...

I love this one with rojak sauce :p

Kym Kym said...

I had these since young. When I was young, I eat it with tomato sauce instead of chilli sauce. Now, once in a while, i still eat it with tomato sauce.

j3ss kitch3n said...

my favorite!! and like wendy i love this with rojak sauce!

Unknown said...

Looks so tasty, and simple.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Mee too love this with rojak sauce.

MaryMoh said...

Oooh...I love this. I remember eating these long time ago. I was working at that time back home. I remember I couldn't go a day without eating it :D I have to make again. Yours looks very delicious....mmm

lena said...

love this! cannot remember when i had this and i just feel like grabbing a piece of that!

Juliana said...

Your stuffed tofu looks delicious, specially with the spicy sauce on it :-)

NedLi Sakurai said...

like it!.. it's a must have menu on the table during Ramadhan (^_^)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Long time did not eat like tahu sumbat, remind of my my Malay friend tofu sumbat. Thanks for reminding me this great food .

My Little Space said...

I'm not a big fan of this but hubby is! He can eat lots of them with loads of chili sauce while I prefer peanut sauce. But only mamak stalls provides peanut sauce. What about Carlos! He likes them too? Hope you're enjoying the day.
Blessings, Kristy

Elin Chia said...

Gert, this is my favourite snacks. The office cafetaria sells these very often. Love it with peanut sauce :)

daphne said...

arghH! One of my fav snacks! U make it sound so easy with your step my step instructions.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Loved it! Haven't had it for a long time.

Nasifriet said...

This brings back to my childhood days, id est I'm being nostalgic and a tad homesick looking at your stuffed tofu. We had these quite a lot back in KCH, and I LOVE them a lot. Thanks for posting and bringing us back to memory lane :-)

ICook4Fun said...

Lisa, we Hokkien call the tofu tau kua too :)

Lady of Leisure, thanks for stopping by. We panggil this tau kua too.

Jess, thanks.

Wendy, yes I like it with rojak sauce too.

Kym Kym, I never like tomato sauce but since living here I've learn to like it.

Jess, mmmm now you make me crave for some rojak sauce :)

Jennifurla, thanks.

Quay Po, I guess a lot of people prefer this with rojak sauce.

Mary, thank you.

Lean, ha ha that means you didn't have this in a very long time.

ICook4Fun said...

Juliana, thank you.

Nedli, yes it iss.

Sonia, I remember having this in the evening. We usually get it from the Mak Chik.

Kristy, I usually get this from the Malay kueh stall back in Malaysia and they usually serve it with chili sauce. Carlos never like tofu. So I had this for my lunch and dinner :)

Elin, mine too :)

Daphne, this is really easy to make.

LCOM, make some for youself.

Nasifriet, yes food always make us feel homesick.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Ohh this is so good with spicy peanut or rojak sauce! I guess you won't miss any of the Malaysia cuisine Gert, you are so good in making them all!

mysimplefood said...

My husband would love this!!! Bring back memories of Malaysia.

mycookinghut said...

I love tauhu sumbat.. been ages I have had this!

Cooking Foodie said...

These look yummm

tina said...

The tau kwa sumbat looks good but the chilli looks even better. haha!

tofu said...

This looks so delicious, great vegan recipe. I love tofu and this looks fantastic :)

shaz said...

Thank you so much for this recipe Getrude, I've been thinking constantly about tauhu sumbat lately. I am going to try this very soon. Can't wait.

Arliz said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! My grandma used to make these for my afternoon snack and i adored it. :)

Gonna make it soon once i get my hands on the ingredients.

Alice Ng (Diana's Friend)