I'm not sure if I've come out and said it before, but our 3 year old is a pretty dud eater - he's fussy, unwilling to try new things and most dinners are a bit of a battle ("I don't need dinner, I'll just have a snack, I'm not hungry"). That said, through a series of well-practised tactics we can generally get him to eat almost anything, it just takes quite a lot of patience and occasional bribery, i.e. if you eat all your brocolli we can watch the rest of Lego Star Wars.
Knowing that this is the situation, I felt quietly smug when Leo's kinder teacher asked him what his favourite dinner is the other day and he said "Tofu, I love tofu". What a hipster kid! I think this comment stemmed from the following recipe which I adapted from Bill Grainger.
Eleanor's Pad See Yiew
200 grams dried rice stick noodles
1 head brocolli, chopped into small florets
200 grams marinated tofu, chopped into cubes
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
60 mls light soy sauce
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Cook the rice noodles according to packet instructions boild for around 8 and throw the brocolli in for the last two minutes of cooking time. Drain noodles and brocolli.
Heat oil in a wok over high heat, add garlic and stirfry for about 1 minute until fragrant and softened. Add soy sauce and sugar and cook until bubbling and starting to reduce. Add tofu, brocolli and noodles and stirfry for a further 2 minutes until all are coated in the sauce. Make a hole in the middle and tip in the eggs. Stirfry until egg is cooked. Serves 2-3