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Salmon and Tofu with Tausi Sauce

An oriental cuisine and classic Chinese Filipino food that we're all familiar with. The tausi sauce surely elevated the mild taste of tofu and the salmon with it's unique and rich taste will surely be enjoyed by family and friends.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Filipino
Keyword: black beans, salmon, tausi, tofu
Servings: 6 people
Author: Bebs Lott


  • 1 1/2 kilo salmon cut in cubes approx. 1 1/2 inch
  • 50 grams tofu / tokwa cut in cubes and add more as per pref
  • 25 grams tausi (fermented black beans) usually bought in a small can
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch diluted in 3 tbsp water for thickening
  • 1 medium aubergine / eggplant
  • green onion / scallions for garnish
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying fish and tofu
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • In a large bowl. pour 1 cup flour and dredge the salmon pieces first then set aside. Next do the same with the tofu cubes and dredge in flour. Set aside
  • In a deep frying pan, heat 3 cups cooking oil and fry the salmon for just 1 minute to avoid over cooking. Then using the same oil cook tofu until golden brown. Lastly fry the aubergine/eggplant until soft. Set aside
  • Put 2 tbsp cooking oil in a wok at medium heat. Saute the garlic, onion and tausi without the sauce from the can. Add the tomato and saute some more pressing the tomato now and then to release the juice. Let simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add 3 cups water, soy sauce, oyster sauce, pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and let boil. When it boils, add the salmon and tofu then cover and simmer until the liquid is reduce to half. 
  • When the liquid is reduced. add the thickening mixture of cornstarch and water then gently stir until well distributed. Let it simmer for another 3 minutes. And you're done! Garnish with cut green onion and serve. Bon Appetit!