I needed something relatively healthy to eat. My body was screaming â€œsave me, save meâ€ from all the post holiday fat and calories so I thought to have some sautÃ©ed leeks and celery with tokwa (tofu) for dinner last night. It is really easy to do. Here is the how to: slice up some nice leeks (include dark green leaves if you want but the cook didnâ€™t slice them up for this particular dish), some nice celery, and cube some soft tofu. Saute some chopped onion and garlic in vegetable oil, add some sliced pork, add some peeled shrimps if you have it (I didnâ€™t), a little patis (fish sauce) and ground pepper and add the celery, leeks and lastly the tofu. Cook until leeks are just wilted and serve hot.
This goes well with a bowl of white or brown rice. You could also have some grilled or fried fish to go with it. I am not sure where the original recipe came from but we have been eating something similar to this for decades. Be careful to cook this dish quickly and not let it get too soupy. I like to use the soft tokwa but the firm one works just as well.