"Loach Drilling Tofu" is a dish favored by the people of Tujia ethnic group.
The cooking method is to put small loaches in a tank or a jar with clean water and a bit salt in it. After a night’s feed, the small loaches spit out the mud and impurities of their belly.
Then you can rinse the loathes and pour them into the tender white tofu. When you see some small holes on the tofu, you can cook them with peppers and green onions, ground ginger, soy sauce and other condiments.
The dish, with rich nutrients and tasty flavors, is often used to entertain guests.