Step 1 Heat oil in a hot wok. Fry the tofu until lightly golden, remove and place on paper towels.
Step 2 Add the onion, garlic, fresh and dried chillies, and lemongrass to the wok and fry until fragrant and softened slightly.
Step 3 Add the prawns, then the tamarind puree, sugar and salt and toss until the prawns are almost cooked. Add the fried tofu and toss well. In the last final minute of cooking, add the asparagus, toss well. Taste and adjust with more salt or sugar.
Step 4 Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.
Note: Tau Kwa is a type of tofu that’s firm in texture making it ideal in stir fried dishes. You can find Tau Kwa in most Asian Supermarkets.
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