Recipe Quail Egg Tofu Stew

Semur Tahu Telur Puyuh is a delicious Indonesian dish known for its rich flavors and comforting warmth. This dish combines tofu and quail eggs in a sweet and savory sauce, perfect for serving with steamed rice. Here's how to make it:


  • 250g tofu, cut into cubes
  • 10 quail eggs, boiled and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped shallots, and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add tofu cubes to the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  3. Pour in the sweet soy sauce and water. Stir well to combine.
  4. Gently add the boiled quail eggs to the pan.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  6. Once the sauce thickens, turn off the heat and transfer the dish to a serving plate.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.


  • Use firm tofu for this recipe to prevent it from falling apart during cooking.
  • You can add a teaspoon of tamarind paste for a tangy flavor twist.
  • Adjust the dish's sweetness by adding more or less sweet soy sauce according to your preference.


  • Add sliced carrots or potatoes for extra texture and flavor.
  • Substitute quail eggs with chicken eggs if preferred.
  • For a spicier version, add chopped chili peppers or a dash of chili sauce.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 250 kcal
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g


Semur Tahu Telur Puyuh is a delightful dish showcasing Indonesian cuisine's richness. With its blend of sweet and savory flavors, it's sure to become a favorite at your dinner table. Experiment with different ingredients and variations to make it your own, and enjoy this comforting dish with family and friends!


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