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Mr Chow’s 5 Spice Baked Tofu Salad

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Using the famous restaurant's new top-secret sauces on sale in grocery stores
Mr Chow’s 5 Spice Baked Tofu Salad
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Mr Chow’s 5 Spice Baked Tofu Salad

In anticipation of Mr Chow’s 50th anniversary celebration next year on Valentine’s Day, the flamboyant Chinese restaurateur, art collector, and celebrity magnet has released his formerly top-secret sauces for retail sale.

The trio of grilling and condiment sauces are: Fiery, Hoisin and Chile (not a typo, and nothing to do with the country Chile, this one is a savory Asian-influenced chili pepper concoction). Modestly priced from $4 to $6, they’re being sold in specialty food stores and supermarkets including Albertson’s, Bristol Farms, Gelson’s Markets, Jewel, Shop Rite, and lots more. The real Mr Chow recommends the Fiery sauce for steaks, Hoisin for a summer stir-fry, and says the Chile sauce “is perfect on just about anything.”

To demonstrate how to use Mr Chow sauces, Mr Chow chef Ren Zheng Bing created this simple and delicious dish. It can be easily recreated at home, using Mr Chow Chile and Hoisin sauces.

Ingredients

Mr Chow’s 5 Spice Baked Tofu Salad

  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 small block dried tofu
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Mr Chow Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Mr Chow Chile Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

Directions

Mr Chow’s 5 Spice Baked Tofu Salad

1. After cutting off the watercress root, wash then dry the leaves and stems.

2. After peeling the skin, slice the celery. After removing the seeds, slice the peppers.

3. Boil in salt water for five minutes. When cool, slice the dried tofu.

4. Add minced garlic, sesame oil, and Mr Chow Hoisin Sauce. Make watercress into a circle on the edge of the plate.

5.  Add Mr Chow Chile Sauce and chili oil to sliced dried tofu and mix.

6.  Mix the sliced celery, sliced red pepper and place in the center of the plate. Top with tofu.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving250
Total Fat19g30%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated3g13%
Cholesterol0.2mg0.1%
Protein12g24%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A132µg15%
Vitamin B60.3mg16%
Vitamin C67mg100%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K141µg100%
Calcium325mg33%
Fiber3g10%
Folate (food)51µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)51µg13%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium65mg16%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.7mg3.6%
Phosphorus200mg29%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium496mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.8%
Sodium369mg15%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg10%
Zinc1mg8%