Mun tahu

Mun tahu
Mun tahu, silken egg tofu with shrimp, chicken, leeks in thick savoury white sauce
Course Main course
Place of origin Indonesia
Created by Chinese Indonesians
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Silken egg tofu, vegetables, chicken or seafood
Cookbook: Mun tahu  Media: Mun tahu

Mun tahu is Chinese Indonesian dish of soft tofu braised in savoury thick white sauce, mixed with minced chicken and shrimp.[1]


The mun (literally means "braised") cooking technique suggesting its Hakka origin.[2] While tahu is tofu in Indonesian.


Its main ingredient is soft and smooth silken tofu, or its variant the yellowish egg tofu, braised with chicken, meat or seafood, sprinkled with chopped leeks. It is mildly flavoured with garlic, ginger and onion, seasoned with small amount of soy sauce, salt and pepper. The colour of the sauce is whitish due to minimal addition of soy sauce. This white sauce is thickened using batter of tapioca powder or maize powder; resulting in a thick, slightly runny, gelatinized white sauce.[1] Mun tahu usually also contains minced chicken or seafood, most commonly peeled shrimp, or sometimes minced meat either beef or pork.[2]

It has mildly savoury flavour with pleasantly soft texture, suitable for young children or adults in convalescence.

See also


  1. 1 2 "Resep Mun Tahu - Hidangan Spesial Untuk Makan Malam Bersama Keluarga Tercinta -". (in Indonesian). 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  2. 1 2 "Back-alley Hakka Chinese restaurant that's Jakarta's oldest and best". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
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