According to a friend from England who visited Joe & I in Saigon, this dish, Đậu Hũ Dồn Thịt, was his “#1 yummy” Vietnamese meal. (It’s also one of Joe’s favorites.)
I’ll begin with fresh cubes of semi-firm tofu. Each tofu block will be slit and stuffed with my home-made mixture of ground pork, shallots and various Vietnamese herbs and spices. The pork-stuffed tofu will be slowly simmered in tomato and fish sauce broth. I’ll serve this over a bed of Vietnamese broken rice.
Along side, I’m including a serving of sautéed Asian greens and salted-egg. Major Yum!
You’ll also have a bowl of “Vietnamese Cloud Soup” (Canh Mây), a tasty compliment to your broken rice dinner, combining pork ribs, tomato & whipped egg.
And finally, for dessert, enjoy a mildly sweet treat after dinner (or a late evening snack) – my pan dan coconut jelly dessert (Rau Câu Pan Dan). This classic Vietnamese dessert has layers of coconut water, coconut milk and pan dan gelatin … a refreshing, chilled treat!