Fried Bean Curd (Tofu) with Lemon Grass (Dau Hu Chien Sa)
By Melissa's Corporate Chefs


1 cup Peanut Oil 
1 1/4 pounds Organic Tofu cut into 1 x 2 pieces 
3 tablespoons Lemon Grass finely chopped 
1 Red Chile finely chopped 
2 cloves Organic Garlic chopped 
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil 
1 teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice 
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste 


Heat the peanut oil in a deep pan. Add the tofu and fry until browned, then drain on paper towels and set aside. 

In a separate sauté pan or wok, sauté the lemongrass, chili, and garlic in hot vegetable oil until soft. 

Add the tofu and mix well. Season with the Chinese 5-Spice, salt and pepper, and serve. 


For even easier preparation, fried tofu called Name Age (pronounced namay agay) is available at many major supermarkets. 

This is a relatively easy dish that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.