Tahu tek (surabaya style tofu and bean sprout salad with dark peanut sauce) recipe

4 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

Tofu Omellet:

200 g mediun tofu, cubed

2 egg

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons kecap manis


2 tablespoons petis udang (dark shrimp paste)

Grind or pound into a paste:

4 tablespoons roasted/fried peanuts

2 cloves garlic

3 bird eye chilies (reduce or add the amount depend on your palate)

salt as desired


lontong (rice cakes), cut into pieces

boiled potatoes, cubed

bean sprouts

green onions, finely sliced

Chinese celery leaves, finely sliced

kerupuk bawang (garlic crackers)

fried shallot flakes


  • Tofu Omelet:
    Beat the egg with salt and ground white pepper until mix. Throw in the tofu cubes to the egg mixture. Divide mixture into two and make two omelets on a wok or pan. Set aside.
  • Sauce:
    Grind garlics and chilies until mix. Add peanuts and grind until a bit smooth . Add other sauce ingredients. Combine until mix.
  • Plating:
    On a plate, add lontong, potato and tofu omelet. Top with bean sprouts and ladle the sauce over. Sprinkle Chinese celery leaves, fried shallot flakes, green onions over. Add garlic crackers on the side.


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