Tofu Food

Posted January 9th, 2010 in Food No Comments »

Tofu is one of my favorite food.  It’s healthy, low in calorie, and I just like the texture.  Tofu itself doesn’t have particular flavor, but that’s why I like it.  Besides, tofu can be arranged to create many kinds of food, including savory and sweet.

What’s is tofu anyway?  Tofu is a soft , cheese-like food made by curdling fresh hot soymilk with a coagulant. Traditionally, the curdling agent used to make tofu is nigari, a compound found in natural ocean water, or calcium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral. Curds also can be produced by acidic foods like lemon juice or vinegar. The curds then are generally pressed into a solid block.  (from

There are three main types of tofu: firm, soft and silken.  In Japan, chilled silken tofu is enjoyed “as is,” with a touch of soy sauce and topped with chopped spring onion, minced ginger and bonito flakes.  I love silken tofu the most, and it’s eaten as it is during summer very often in Japan.  Silken tofu is used for tofu salad.  My favorite food was silken tofu miso soup when I was a kid.  Someone asked me “hi girl, what would you want to eat as the last supper if there is no tomorrow? ”  I used to answer “tofu miso soup”.  

I add tofu to anything (view my tofu recipes).  You can make cakes, cookies, puddings, omelet, etc etc.  I will post more tofu recipe in the future.

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