The main food in Thailand is rice. Everyone has eaten it since they were born. But we can't really eat rice alone so we have to have something to go with it. There are many dishes of food to go with rice. Most of them are hot and spicy and that is what Thai food is famous for.
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Tofu in Sweet Ginger Sauce (Tau Huay)
This a dessert of Chinese origin. It is wonderful if you have a cough or cold because the heat of the ginger makes your head clear, without tasting like medicine. This dessert is unique because the sweetness plays against the heat of the ginger juice.
3 cups water
1 package tofu – soft silken
1 piece ginger, crushed
1/3 cup brown sugar
fried Chinese dough
1. Use a piece of ginger, about 2 inches long or more. Add more ginger if you like its spicy hot. Smash the ginger with the flat part of your knife or use meat tenderizer. Boil the ginger, water and sugar for at least 10 minutes. The longer you boil, the spicier it gets.
2. Spoon 5-7 pieces of the soft tofu into a bowl. Add ginger sauce. Serve hot.
In Thailand, Tau Huay is topped with small crunchy fried Chinese dough. You can find Chinese dough here in Chinese groceries. However, I usually don’t include it for various reasons. One is that I don’t have to go to an oriental grocery for this dessert. Two, it is oily. But this can be overcome by baking it until it is crispy and setting the pieces on paper towel to remove excess oil. If you decide to include the fried dough, just bake it and cut them up into small pieces.