firm tofu (or 1 nearest size container)
cooking oil (vegetable or blended soy bean/sesame oil)
sugar (or 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute)
fine or medium ground red chile pepper
green onions, thinly sliced
toasted sesame seeds
fresh red chili or jalapeño pepper
Drain tofu for about 20 minutes.
Cut into roughly 1/2 inch thick slices and pat each slice dry with paper towel.
Mix Simmer Sauce
Place soy sauce and garlic into a blender and blend into a smooth liquid.
Add all sauce ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
Trim top and bottom of the green onions, and remove any wilted/brown stems.
Fine chop the onion.
Remove stem from pepper, wash, and cut into fine slivers.
Pre heat a large skillet/pan lightly coated with cooking oil.
Add the tofu and fry until lightly browned (about 2 to 3 minutes)
Gently turn and brown the other side.
Remove tofu from skillet/pan.
Pour simmer sauce into pan and bring to a light boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low and gently add fried tofu.
Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, occaisionaly spooning the sauce over the tofu.
Garnish with green onion, pepper, and toasted sesame seed.