I’m really wondering if my life will get any less busy. My day job plus my part-time school are killing me. Plus I’m trying hard to squeeze in an hour per day to do p90x so that I can look excellent in 90 days, and not a little fatty. LOL. But time is my enemy. I couldn’t find time to do anything. A few weeks ago, someone introduced me to a super lazy dish which was steamed tofu and fish floss on it. I was like “wow, who would think of a lazy dish like this?” But now I definitely need some lazy dish like this. I was pretty much having 5 or 6 hours back to back meetings these days. I got a pack of tofu and fish floss at home. So I was willing to give it a try. I modify the dish even more to suit my laziness. Instead of steaming the tofu, I just microwave it. Tofu is already cooked and they are edible out of the package. So what’s the point of steaming it if I just want to heat it up? That was the super lazy Fatty speaking. LOL. So, I heated it up in a microwave for a minute. Discard any water. Then I added a few tablespoons of fish floss on top. It was surprisingly refreshing. I loved it. Plus it is healthy, no oil, no toxin. I ate that as a side dish with a bowl of rice. Fish floss is one of those funky things. It is dried and is already cooked. It has a fish taste but not the fish texture. I’ve seen mom made that from scratch when I was kid. She used the leftover fish filet, and stir fried it in a wok while smashing it until it got really dried and turned flaky. I would not know how to repeat what she did. I usually put fish floss on a bowl of rice and it would be yummy. I tried putting fish floss on a piece of bread and make it like a sandwich. It was yummy too. It was funky but it was definitely cool stuff. I usually keep a can of fish floss in my pantry just in case I have 0 time to cook, which happened quite often to me these days.
Ingredients (Serves 2 as side dish):
- Tofu, 1 pack (soft or medium firmness)
- Fish floss – about 5 or 6 Tbsp (or you can add more)
- Cut tofu into thick slices, like 1.5 inches or so. Lay it flat on a plate.
- You can steam the tofu or microwave it for a minute like I did if you are lazy. Or you can have it cold too. It’s up to you. Discard any water.
- Use a paper towel to pat dry the surface of the tofu.
- Add the fish floss on top.