Monday, January 28, 2013

Tokwa't Baboy (Pork and Tofu)

Crispy fried face mask with ears and tongue
Look at the fine and milky texture of fresh tofu 

Pig's mask with ears  are the best parts to be used for this recipe. Nepot would salivate a lot everytime he sees me preparing this. In fact, he helps because this is just one of the best dishes he can prepare himself.  I would go to Manong Magtataho to get the freshly made tofu. They are best early morning. The ones sold in the wet market that are soaked in water become fermented making the tofu smells a bit sour. They can still be used for cooking, but you need to have an acquired taste for it.  Fresh ones are so milky and delicious and don't have the sour smell that spoils the freshness of the fried pork mask. 

The sauce for this is actually my nepot's recipe. He eats what he cooks and he indulges much!  Really much! And he eats them all day.

Pig's mask (maskara) with the ears
Pig's tongue (white part removed)
(Ask your butcher to get these parts for you)
Freshly made tofu
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying

Boil the pig's mask and tongue with salt and pepper until fork tender.  Drain until it's dry.   Heat oil in a deep pan. Fry the meat and drain again.  Slice according to your want. But bite sized are preferred.
Fry the tofu in big squares then slice also the same size with your meat.

Tokwa't Baboy, yum yum!
Now, prepare the sauce:


Mix according to desired taste.

Voila!!! Let's dip and eat! Sarap, promise!

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