Fried Tofu with Eggs

Origin: East Java
Source: Inspired from Warung “Arema” in Pujasera Food Centre, Batam Island


  • 250 g touf, cut in dice
  • 2 pc eggs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil

For the Sauce

  • 3 pc small red or green chillies / bird chillies
  • 1 pc large red chilli
  • 2 gloves garlic, fried
  • 3 tsp peanut, roasted or fried
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 50 ml hot water


  • 50 g beansprouts, the bottom brown end discarded
  • 1 pc spring onion, finely slice
  • 1 tsp fried onions
  • Indonesian sweet soya Sauce / kecap manis

Fried Tofu with Eggs

When I was still working in a one of multinational company in Batam Island – Indonesia, I often set off on food to the food centre nearby just to have a quick lunch – dine in or take away. One of my favourite was warung "Arema" which served typical eastern Javanese dishes. The dish will be made accordance to our individual orders. Often while I was waiting, I watched and observed how they cook and what kind of ingredients they used. After 4 years I couldn't help myself to try it myself and at the end I've managed to come out with this recipe ;-). I have kept all ingredients in my head but the quantity I've decided to suit my taste.
The taste is probably not so original as I used to eat at warung "Arema", because I have problems here to obtain the best quality of main ingredients such as shrimp paste. Nevertheless it worths to try it out and I was really satisfied. At least I have cried for joys or it is perhaps I put so much chillies on it ha ha ha..
Thanks and credit goes to warung "Arema" at Pujasera Batam. Anyway, are you still exist guys??


  • Soak the beansprouts in boiled water for 2 minutes to soften. Set aside to drain.
  • Break eggs into the small bowl, add salt and use a fork to beat eggs until creamy.
  • Add the diced tofu into a bowl and stir to mix.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and pour the eggs and tofu mixture and make an omelette.
  • Turn it over to fry the other side until both sides are brown.
  • Making the Sauce: Put all ingredients for the sauce (except water) in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the hot water and stir to mix.
  • Serving Method: Put the ommelet on a plate. Add the beansprouts and pour the sauce over it.
  • Sprinkle the spring onion and fried onion on top. Then pour a little bit kecap manis over it.
Keyword egg, tofu

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