Bean curd sticks are commonly found in vegetarian dishes. It was made from soya beans and in dried form. The texture of the ingredient is easily broken down into pieces. Before you cook bean curd sticks, always remember to soak with water until it is soften.
Choosing good bean curd sticks are a try and error process. There is no way for us to see from the outlook that the bean curd stick won't torn after soak in the water. After trying out yourself, and identify the good one. Then, just keep going back to the same shop whenever you plan to make purchase. Haha....
If you have any tips on how to choose it, please do let me know... Let's share! Sharing is caring, so I do not have to try it out with dismay.
To cook this soup, the recipe is pretty simple. Here you go....
200g pork ribs
50g bean curd sticks
8 white peppercorns
5 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp salt (salt to taste based on individual preference
1. Soak the bean curd sticks in water until it is soften and set aside.
2. While waiting for the bean curd sticks, boil a pot of water and place in the pork ribs at low heat once the water boiled. Remember to parboil the pork ribs before place into the pot of hot water.
3. Simmer the pork ribs for 45 minutes to 1 hour until it soften. Slowly add in the bean curd sticks and white peppercorns.
4. Simmer another 10-15 minutes, add some salt to taste.
5. Heat up the oil and stir fry the chopped garlic until it turn light brown for garnishing.
Note: Do not simmer the bean curd sticks too long, it might cause the bean curd sticks to torn out!