25Nov, 2023
Golden Salted Egg Yolk Tofu 黄金咸蛋豆腐

As I always say, you can never go wrong with anything salted egg yolk ! So is this one too ! In fact, I did a 2 variations of it, one using the usual white tofu, and this time with the egg tofu. And I much much like the egg tofu better. For one, the egg tofu is easier to deep fried because of the lesser water content, especially when you are deep frying from home where the heat from our flame is not as hot as the commercial ones. For a second, the egg tofu, after deep fry, is still tenderly soft on the inside yet with a brilliant golden brown hue on the exterior.

In fact, salted egg yolk dishes aren’t difficult to prepare at all. All you need are some real salted egg yolks compiled with chili padi, curry leaves and garlic, you are all good to go. And I didn’t even include any seasoning in this dish because the salted egg yolks already provide for the savouriness, the slight twinge of spice from the chili padi, and the fragrance from the curry leaves.

And because it was the Mid-Autumn festival earlier, there were many places that actually sell the ready salted egg yolks which have been pre-cooked. I took the chance to grab some though not for making mooncakes, but for beefing up more salted egg yolk dishes. So it was a real breeze cooking this dish as I need not fuss with the raw egg which requires washing away of the mud and and steaming the egg yolks thereafter and ending up with an abundance of unused salted egg whites as well.

Hope this dish will appeal to all salted egg yolk lovers once again ! Enjoy !!

Golden Salted Egg Yolk Tofu 黄金咸蛋豆腐


Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Chinese

  • 1 pkt egg tofu, cut into thick slices
  • 3 salted egg yolks, coarsely mashed (if using uncooked ones, to steam before use)
  • 1½ tbsp planta margarine
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 chili padis
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • some oil for deep frying




14Nov, 2023
Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Chicken

Happy New Year in advance to all. Has been such a hectic year end for me, and only got down to power up my laptop today. Guess this shall be my last blog post for the year even though there are still a couple of recipes that I’ve wanted to share. I shall try to upload all the backlog soon and hopefully also find time to try out new recipes which I’ve been pretty much lagging behind.

Coming back to this creamy salted egg yolk chicken from the archives, I had a previous recipe which is the Salted Yolk Yolk Chicken which comes off as a dry version and you can find the recipe here. This creamy version is an inspiration from the menu of our local Zhi Char stalls where they go an extra step in dunking the dry version in a creamy and savoury salted egg yolk sauce.

And since the deep fried chicken will be cooked in a creamy sauce, so expect the crunchiness to pale in comparison to the dry version but what you have in replacement will be a rich and luscious cream sauce that are put together by the custard powder and salted egg yolks which is also literally the way the Zhi Char stalls adopt in cooking this dish as well.

Serving this dish on a bowl of rice topped with a sunny side egg is all you need for a complete indulgence of the dish. So here’s the recipe to share !

12Nov, 2023
Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Tofu 咸蛋奶黄豆腐

Can never resist any and all things salted egg yolks ! So here’s another one to whet the appetite further ! Fried tofu coated in a creamy and savoury salted egg yolk sauce that’s easily whipped up by a mix of custard sauce, curry leaves, chilli padis and not forgetting the most crucial salted egg yolks !

If you are just looking for the salted egg yolks without the whites, you can find them from the frozen section of local Sheng Shiong Supermarkets where they are being sold in a tray of 10 which I find it really useful to use in such salted egg yolk dishes as the egg whites are generally not required.

I used egg tofu for this recipe as I find that they tend to complement the salted egg yolk sauce better with the eggy-ness and soft tofu texture. The most time consuming part will be the deep frying of the tofu, otherwise the rest of the cooking is literally fuss-free and straight forward. Hope you will enjoy this dish too !