Sambal Fried Beancurd (Tao Kwa) with Sugar Snap Peas

This is a great dish and goes very well with rice .... yum, yum!

Recipe reference from

1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp sambal belachan

2 tbsp water
1 piece (200g) of deep fried bean curd (tau kwa/炸豆干), cut to relatively large, bite-sized cubes
80g sugar snap peas, gently break off the ends and pull off the “strings”
salt to taste (if needed)

(A) Dried shrimps paste
1 tbsp dried shrimps, soaked in water till softened
5 shallots, peeled
5 garlic cloves, peeled

1. Either chop the ingredients at (A) finely or use a blender to grind the ingredients for a few seconds.
2. In a wok, heat the oil. Then add the chopped ingredients prepared in step 1 and stir fry till you can smell the aroma.
3. Add belachan and mix it well with the paste in the wok.
4. Add snap peas and stir fry for a minute or two. Then add beancurd cubes and water. Stir fry for a few minutes and mix well, until the water has evaporated and the beancurd and peas are nicely coated in the sambal & dried shrimps paste.
5. Season with salt if needed.


  1. i love spicy dishes and this looks delicious chris!

  2. This is a tasty side dish! Can be eaten with nasi lemak.

  3. This looks spicyly yummy! Nice meeting you last Saturday!

  4. Hi Yummykoh,
    Never know that you are very good in cooking too. The dish looks good and tasty!

  5. favourite. Will have to cook more rice to eat with this.

  6. Hey, you can cook so well! This is so mouthwatering!

  7. Jess - me too love this dish.

    Judy - good idea to go with nasi lemak.

    Wen - thanks for dropping by and nice meeting you too last Saturday.

    DG - thanks for dropping by. I am just picking up cooking through 'stealing' good dishes from different bloggers. I am learning to cook for survival sake ... haha

  8. MaryMoh - Am cooking this dish again and I shall cook for rice for you, dont keep me waiting ok? ;)

    Cheah - thank you and yes this is very nice. Credit should go to Noobcook. If not for her sharing I won't get to try this.

  9. Give me a bowl of rice now and I can clean the plate out!

  10. Shirley has just taken the words out of my mouth! I would probably need another helping of rice!


  11. Thanks Shirley and Angie - both of you are a little late - not a grain of rice left, next round ok? ;)

  12. I love sambal dishes...this look really good and homely...

  13. Hi Zoe, thanks for dropping by. Yeah, sambal dishes are always nice.

  14. Oo, that sounds so yummy! I like all of the flavors you chose...

  15. Indie.Tea - thank you for dropping by.

    Lena - yes, this is very appetizing to me too.


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