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Tofu

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(noun)  A vegetarian replacement for meat, eggs, and cheese, made from curdled soymilk pressed into blocks.

Tofu can be eaten fresh or cooked in many different ways and is an excellent source of protein. Originally from China.

  


Types + uses

  1. Extra-firm tofufrying, baking, grilling, marinating
     
  2. Firm tofu (Chinese style) – stir-frying, boiling, filling
     
  3. Soft tofu (Japanese style) – puréeing
     
  4. Silken tofu (smooth, custardy, vacuum-packed) – puréeing, simmering, egg substitution 

 

Synonyms

bean curd, soybean curd

 

Related terms

 

Tofu recipes

 

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