Hosted a dinner party, made some tasty food, had a great time. Some of these dishes were bought pre-made, like the gluten with peanuts, snap peas, chile peas, sea cucumbers, preserved tofu, and chile bamboo shoots. The vegetable bao were also pre-made, but I deep fried them.
The napa salad had shredded napa, watercress leaves, and a sesame soy vinaigrette I made with chopped chiles, sesame oil, crushed ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, wite pepper, and raw sugar. The tofu in brown sauce required a little planning.
Vegetarian oyster sauce, soy sauce, veggie broth, raw sugar, white pepper, and cornstarch slurry in rice vinegar. Add everything but the cornstarch slurry and bring to a boil, stirring. When it does start to boil, add the slurry and stir until thickened. I made this ahead of time and warmed it back up when the tofu was fired.
Drain the tofu overnight, then soak in soy sauce to season. Make your favorite cornstarch beer batter Mine didn't come out well :( Deep fry in oil at 350 until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
Cover in brown sauce, top with cilantro and pecans. Nom Nom!! :D
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