Homemade Yong Tau Fu

Yong Tau Foo is a dish made up of fish paste which are usually stuffed with taufu, brinjals, bitter gourd, chillies, ladies finger and taukee skin. Home-made fish paste would taste better. Home-made fish paste can also be bought in the market.

'Tenggeri' fish is usually used to do the fish paste

Yong tau fu ingredients

  • 1/2 kg ikan tenggiri flesh
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 brinjal (cut into a few pieces and make a slit)
  • 2 white taufu (cut into 2 and make a slit in the centre)
  • 1 piece taukee (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 2 string taufu pok (make a slit in each taufu pok)
  • 2 tbsp taucheong
  • 1 tbsp Maggi osyter sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cornflour mix with 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2cup water
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil


1. Pound the fish flesh, add salt, cornflour and water till a spongy and shiny paste is form.

2. Put some fish paste into the slit taufoo. taufoo pok and brinjals. Spread some fish paste on the taukee pieces and flip over.

Here's how they should look like after stuffing

3. Heat up the oil. Fry all the stuffed ingredients till cook. Put on a plate.

4. Now, let's do the gravy. Fry garlic, taucheong and then add 1/2 cup water to it.
Yong Tau Fu Sauce ingredients

5. When the gravy starts to boil, add oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and cornflour.

6. Boil till it thickens. Pour the gravy onto the fried ingredients.

serving: 6 person

cooking time: 1/2 hour

variation: This dish can also be cooked as a soup.To make soup, instead of using taucheong and other sauces, sugar and cornflour (sauce ingredients mentioned above), add a liter of water with any seasoning. I recommend to add 1 tbsp of Maggi anchovy granules stock.

Note: ready-made fish paste can be bought in the night market (pasar malam) or some morning market.
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