Cut tofu and vegetables into your preferred shapes.
Heat up oil in a pot over medium heat. Fry papery dried shrimp and ginger until fragrant.
Place in tofu and vegetables, then pour in hot water. Add light soy sauce. Sprinkle with salt and white pepper.
Leave to simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
Garnish with chive or coriander if you wish. Serve warm.
1. Papery dried shrimp (aka shrimp skin, 虾皮) is usually available in Chinese stores. Check the instructions on the package. Some may require rinsing. If so, make sure you dry the shrimp with kitchen paper prior to cooking.2. You can replace papery dried shrimp with regular dried shrimps (干虾仁/海米) which are headless, bigger and require soaking before cooking. Just remember to coarsely chop them to release their fragrance.
Tofu soup with dried shrimp (虾皮豆腐汤) by Red House Spice