Hong shao-style is actually a very traditional form of authentic Chinese food. It usually doesn't have as much liquid as this dish but I would say the flavors are pretty close to the real deal. You definitely need the dried mushrooms or to use mushroom broth for that authentic taste.
Red-Cooked Tofu with Mushrooms
From EatingWell: EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals (2011)
“Red-cooking” is a traditional Chinese braising technique, using soy sauce, that turns the food a gorgeous reddish brown color. A quick version of the technique is used here to transform mushrooms and tofu into a rich, earthy, saucy dish. Serve over steamed brown rice or as a soup. To make this stir-fry vegetarian, see Vegetarian Variation below.
2 Reviews for Red-Cooked Tofu with Mushrooms
Good alternative to traditional Chinese cuisine. While I'm not a fan of mushrooms, I threw some broccoli and asparagus in the dish as a replacement. I also like a bit of duck sauce on the side to mix into the rice. Tofu preparation is also easier with a tofu press like the one from TofuXpress. Overall, good dish with good taste.
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