The Tomato Tokwa Chao Fan

I had a cold and felt like sleeping all day. I did slept from 9 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. It was a good thing my baby boy had the same appetite for sleep.

Before taking afternoon sleep, I mashed the leftover rice to loosen its grains. Then I placed it inside refrigerator. The purpose was to prepare it for fried rice. My friend Dennis told me about this technique.

Then afternoon sleep ….zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Lot of sleep and drinking water are essential for cold curing.

The only suitable ingredient left in fridge are tomatoes and tofu. I thought these two are enough compliment. I fried the cubed tofu and set it aside. Sauteed onions. I added the rice and tofu and fried it for about ten minutes. I mixed soy soy sauce and fish sauce to taste. The two condiments are not usually used together but I am doing it often. I topped it with sliced crunchy tomatoes.

My baby boy woke up after after I finished cooking. We ate the yummy chao fan together.

The mashing and cooling of rice in fridge was a good idea. It resulted to a better fried rice texture.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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