(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
Extra-firm tofu – frying, baking, grilling, marinating
Firm tofu (Chinese style) – stir-frying, boiling, filling
Soft tofu (Japanese style) – puréeing
Silken tofu (smooth, custardy, vacuum-packed) – puréeing, simmering, egg substitution
bean curd, soybean curd
Vegetarian protein ~ Substitutions
Vegetarian Glossary Index