Andrea Nguyen's Spicy-Sweet Fried Tofu Buns


[Photograph: Maren Caruso]

If you're not familiar with Eddie Huang's Spicy-Sweet Fried Tofu Buns from BaoHaus, it's sort of like the Taiwanese Hamburger (AKA gua bao). Huang serves seven varieties of bao at BaoHaus, and Andrea Nguyen, author of Asian Tofu is partial to the Uncle Jesse. The soft bun is filled with fried tofu, crushed peanuts, cilantro, and a more sweet than spicy chile sauce.

Adapted for Asian Tofu, this recipe makes for a spot-on rendition of Huang's buns, which is pretty thrilling for those bao lovers living outside of the New York area. Now if we could only get Huang's pork belly recipe.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of 'Asian Tofu' to give away.