Silken Tofu with Century Egg

It might be safe to say this is one of the most popular Chinese cold appetizers out there. It’s so good and incredibly simple to make. There’s no cooking or steaming involved. All you need are a package of silken tofu, a chopped up century egg, and some simple seasonings, such as soy sauce, vinegar, oyster flavored sauce and sesame oil. The silken tofu has a very soft texture, and the flavor of this side dish is so good and special that you will definitely fall in love with.

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I also love century eggs. I eat them alone, serve them with tofu, and put them in my Chinese soup and porridge. Century eggs are a Chinese delicacy dating back centuries to the Ming Dynasty. The egg white has a jelly like texture while the yolk has become creamy like half-cooked eggs. Believe me, you will like it.

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Silken Tofu with Century Egg

  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Serving Size: 2


  • 1 package soft tofu
  • 1 century egg
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons black vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster flavored sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Step by step

  1. Peel and slice the century egg.
  2. Slice the scallion, garlic clove, and red pepper very thin. Place into a bowl. Add black vinegar, soy sauce, oyster flavored sauce and sesame oil. Stir to combine.
  3. Unwrap the tofu and cut it into 3/4 inch cubes. Place them on a platter and top with the sliced century eggs. Pour over the seasoning and sauce.
  4. Ready to serve.


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