Short Recipe: Oriental Cold Tofu Salad (with Simple Oriental Salad Dressing)

The above image is a little misleading – Firstly, the brown chunks that look like grilled chicken are actually toasted bread that I’d torn into bits and shreds in an attempt to create croutons. They’re clearly not croutons but were still tasty… Surprisingly they came out looking like grilled chicken in the picture so I guess it isn’t such a bad thing after all?

And the tofu, the silken tofu… Can you spot the tofu in the picture? It took me a while to spot them amidst the jungle of greens and corn kernels. Many other Asian or Oriental Tofu Salads grill their tofu (typically the tofu of a harder and firmer texture) but I’d chosen cold silken tofu as I thought the creamy mushy mouth-feel of the tofu would provide a great juxtaposition to the tender corn kernels, leafy greens and crunchy bread bits!

Last but most importantly – You can’t even see any of the delicious Oriental salad dressing that went into the salad *weeps* Nonetheless I assure you that this bowl of a Oriental Tofu Salad can be really yummy stuff. Salads are such feel-good food, I feel instantly healthier just munching on the salad leaves (but we all know this is merely psychological so pardon my irrationality).

The combination of ingredients in a salad should really be up to you to mix and match, so I won’t include any recipe on the Oriental Tofu Salad but I’ll just drop a short and sweet recipe for the Simple Oriental Salad Dressing I’m deeply in love with. They don’t just work well with salads – Try them as a dipping sauce with cold Japanese soba noodles, sour-dough buns, or even fried rice! Enjoy :)

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Ingredients for Simple Oriental Salad Dressing / Dipping Sauce

Simple Oriental Salad Dressing / Dipping Sauce

1 tablespoon Light Soya Sauce
1 teaspoon Dark Soya Sauce
2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Honey
White pepper, a dash
Lemon juice, a sprinkle
Toasted sesame seeds – To Garnish, optional

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