Sunday, 16 February 2014

Tofu Burger

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During my last trimester of pregnancy, I was craving for mostly meatless food.  Hence my meals comprised of lots of salads, sandwiches, soups and other semi/quasi vegetarian fare.

I came across this Tofu Burger recipe from The Little Teochew.  There were lots of favourable comments on the post, so I decided to give it a try.  It turned out pretty good, albeit if I was to serve this to my kid, I would sub the parmesan cheese with cheddar or tasty cheese as my son turned his nose up upon smelling the strong whiff of parmeson in the burger patty :p 

I realised that with this recipe, the tofu could not mask the strong flavour and smell of the parmesan, whilst a meat option would have somewhat tamed that distinct smell.  Hence, I decided that this is probably an adult-choice meal and may not be a very kid-popular one.

Tofu Burger
Recipe adapted from The Little Teochew
Makes 3-4 medium size burger patties

  • 2 pieces of firm tofu/taukwa
  • 2 small red onions, diced finely
  • A handful of chopped coriander (stalk and leaves)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, sliced finely
  • Pinch of sweet paprika
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
  • Fresh or storebought breadcrumbs
  • Cucumber slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Burger buns or bread of your choice
  • Condiments of your choice
  • Vegetable oil

1.  Mash up the taukwa and mix with the red onions, coriander, lime leaves, seasonings, parmesan and breadcrumbs.  Shape into patties.

2.  Heat up some oil and gently fry the patties until golden brown and cooked through.

3.  Assemble your burger and enjoy it warm.


  1. It looks like a nice burger to me... And your review of the burger was helpful for sure.. Thanks for sharing

  2. Esther, you make this tofu burger look so delish! I'm like your son, I can't stand the smell of parmesan :)

  3. I made this and my kids quite liked it.... not sure how I convinced them to eat it ha ha

  4. This looks like a great recipe. I love tofu...but not so much parmesan :-)

  5. Esther , your tofu burger is calling my name :D I love parmesan or any cheese for that matter so I'm sure this burger must be very tasty !

  6. Hey Esther ! It has been a long time since I last visit your blog. Anyway, my oh my, your tofu burger is so delicious looking !!

  7. Looks completely mouthwatering! Didn't know you could use tofu to make burgers! Yum!


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