Cold Tofu Century Egg Dish

1-2 Servings
10 min

This summer has been a scorcher for us and even though we have our AC blasting in the house, I can’t help but to still crave for cold cooling foods. No one wants to eat heavy foods bogging you down and making you feel drowsy in this heat. I don’t know about you but cooler foods just make me feel more energized.

The price of tofu has skyrocketed where I live. A 300g tray of silken tofu went from 60 cents to $1.39. Crazy, right? But I’m still paying for it because I need my tofu fix. I guess that’s how they get you.

Cold silken tofu actually does not need to be cooked for consumption. I often eat it as a cold side dish, add it to salads or you can even blend it into dressings. It’s healthy and packed full of protein. Century eggs may not be for everyone but believe me when I say they are delicious! It has a jelly-like texture and creamy center. It’s used in both savory and sweet dishes. I grew up eating it and just love them. I can’t say the same for my kids though. They’re still learning to like them.

You can have this with rice for a complete filling meal or sometimes I just add some additional greens and eat it as is. It’s so good! So satisfying!

Cold Tofu Century Egg Dish
Recipe details
  • 1-2  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 300g tray cold silken tofu
  • 1 century egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp crispy chili oil
  • 1 scallion, finely minced
  • microgreens

Drain the tray of tofu and gently slice into cubes. Place it into a serving bowl or plate.
Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and crispy chili oil. Pour the mixture over the tofu.
Peel the century egg and dice up. Add it to the top of the tofu.
Top with the microgreens and scallions.
Serve cold and enjoy.
  • Chris Awesome Chris Awesome on Aug 19, 2023

    Can you make some equivalent to the century egg? I live in western MT and there's not a lot of ethnic offering in the food aisle here!

    • It has such a distinct flavor that I don’t think there is any substitute for it. However I will say that I make this cold tofu dish loads of times without it and it’s equally as delicious. I add more scallions and some additional crispy bits like fried shallots/garlic to the topping. Keep the sauce the same.