Usually during winter I would make stewed or braised meat or fish dishes with rich seasoning. But I would always prepare some veggie sidedishes. Sometimes I would fry vegetables with garlic or ginger, such as Bak Choy, sometimes I would make salads or light pickles. I would introduce some of them.
In this tofu recipe, you would need five-spices tofu. It’s rubbery and tastes spicy and salty. It doesn’t need cooking, only needs slicing and it’s good to fry or toss. If you can’t obtain this tofu or you don’t like its texture, you could make similar tofu with my recipe below.
Extra firm tofu, 2 big pieces. Or two pieces of five-spices firm tofu;
Celery, half, similar amount as tofu;
Your old marinade, or bottled marinade sauce;
Toasted sesame seeds;
Paprika or red chili flakes, optional.