• Bean Curd (Tau Kwa), 1 piece (cut into small cubes)
  • Hot boiling water
  • Mala Chilli, 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame Oil, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Light Soy Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chinese Celery (chopped), to taste
  • Sesame Seeds, to garnish


  1. Preheat a Thermos® Food Jar by filling it with hot boiling water full till inner rim, close the lid tightly and let it sit aside for 10 minutes. Discard water.
  2. Rinse beancurd cubes with hot boiling water and set it aside. 
  3. Add ingredients in this sequence into the food jar: 100ml hot boiling water, bean curd cubes and 100ml hot boiling water. Close the lid tightly immediately. 
  4. Give the Food Jar a good shake and set it aside for 20 minutes. Drain water. 
  5. Add Mala chilli, sesame oil, light soya sauce and Chinese celery into the Food Jar with bean curd cubes. Cover lid and give the Food Jar a good shake. 
  6. Before serving, garnish with sesame seeds.



  • This recipe is based on using a 0.5L Thermos® Food Jar JBM-500 / JBM-501
  • This dish can be served hot or cold. Cool the beancurd cubes by dishing it out in a bowl, and place the bowl into a basin of iced water.


Photo, recipe and tips courtesy of Sheryl Ariel Boh, from fb.com/musingsatweivilla and founder of ‘Cooking with Thermos’ Facebook group.