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Luffa & tofu Stew

  1. Cut tofu into slices. Heat a pan, Add in oil. Fry tofu till both sides golden brown.
  2. Set tofu aside for later use.
  3. Heat the pan, add in 1 tsp oil.
  4. Sautee chopped garlic till aromatic.
  5. Add in luffa (peeled and cut into small chunks). Stir fry for 2 mins.
  6. Season with salt. Add in 3 tbsp water. Also add in some ginger shreds.
  7. Put lid on and simmer for 2 mins.
  8. Add in fried tofu. Toss a bit to mix with luffa and simmer for another 2 mins.
  9. Last step is to pour in starch water and flip a bit.

And it’s done.

Quite east.

Scrambled Egg With Luffa & Black Fungus

I have been in Singapore for over 3 years. Sometimes when I was shopping for groceries in supermarket, I wondered why there is no luffa here. And one day, I saw a strange long Gourd with ridges around it. I picked it up and saw the name “luffa”. Then I realized, luffa here is very different from the luffa in my hometown.

This the the one I saw in my hometown:

This is the one I saw here in Singapore:

They look different, but they can be cooked in same way.

1. Wash the luffa and peel it. Cut it into wedges.

2. Soak dried black fungus in water for about 3 mins. Remove the bottom. Then tear into smaller pieces.

3. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl. Also prepare a little ginger shreds.

4. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is heated, pour egg in. Don’t stir till the bottom solidifies. Use chopsticks to stir eggs. Dish them out once almost cooked.

5. Use the same pan. Add in a little extra oil if needed. Add in luffa, stir fry for 1 min. Then add in black fungus and stir fry for 2 mins.

6. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water. Place ginger shreds over top. Cove the lid and simmer for 2 mins.

7. Remove lid. Turn to high heat. Add in scrambled egg. Quickly stir fry evenly and season with salt.

Serve hot.