Tofu... bean curd... how do you like yours?

Bean curd with syrup! - A delicious desert that can be have for less than a dollar.
Goes well with fried fritters and soy milk in the morning!
@ahgong (10086)
Singapore
August 18, 2008 10:09pm CST
I love to eat bean curd. Especially when I get to eat them in the morning over the papers and some flour fritteres! MMmmmmMMM! I came across this few recipes that I would like to share. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?category=3&recipe=405 http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?category=3&recipe=380 I have more actually. Dishes that I like to prepare when I am able to cook. One I get more breaks, I will post more! So tell me, how do you like your bean curd? or Tofu? Fried? Steamed? Boiled? in a soup? As a desert?
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
Well although this discussion is 7 months ago but the recipes you posted are good. My husband and I both love to eat tofu...bean curd. Normally I would cook tofu soup with fishballs. As for the bean curd, would fry them and then add to a dish called tau yu bak don't know if you have heard this dish but it's definitely yum..... I just love anything about tofu and bean curd..I mean cook it the normal "sane" way I love to eat it. I said sane because internal organs and exotic food is not my cup of tea !!! LOL !!
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
Oh I just realized that I have already responded to your post......sorry but just trying to find some discussion about tofu but it's kinda limited here......oh and me not cantonese ...me hokkien lang !!
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
ha ha ha ha ha... no biggie! I love a discussion anytime! I am surprised you actually took the effort to dig out this discussion! Yeah... I love tau you bak as well. In fact, my whole family does. And my wife being a fussy eater of fat meats, only will eat the tau you bak I cook! *proud*
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
Hey me too la. I won't eat any tau you bak outside but only homecook . Outside tau you bak is very oily and the meat has alot of fats. Home cook is best...cheaper too !!
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Aug 08
Bean curd is a popular dish here. I don't know whether you try the bean curd dessert? It's also very delicious. I love China
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Do you have a picture of the bean curd desert you are referring to? I am wondering if it is the same as the ones we have here at home. The chinese name for it is "Dou Hua". Are we referring to the same desert?
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Aug 08
You are right. I mean "dou hua", but we tend to say "dou fu hua" here.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
Oh yeah... that is the cantonese phase for the same thing. It is really nice. Especially if you eat it with "Yao Cha Kuai" in the mornings! Or have a peanut soup to go with the "Dao Fu Fa". I think it would be called "Fa Sang Dao Fu Fa"! Very popular in a stall in Geylang!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I love my tofu fried... dipped in soy sauce with lemon, onion, and some spices... like the way they serve it in Chowking restaurant... and sometimes... i will also add tofu to my soup as an alternative to meat... very delicious... and healthy too...
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Yeah, tofu is really nice. A good protein substitute for those days where you just feel like you are having too much meat. Deep fried is one of the best way to serve this food. Dipped in Soy Sauce with lemon, onion and spices? Any idea what those spices are? It would be interesting to try out this sauce the next time I deep fry some tofu to eat!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Well, they are just the regular spices like pepper, paprika... or whatever it is that is available in the kitchen... just to give that certain tasted bud kick...
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
Hmm... sounds mighty interesting! I will give it a go this week end when I do my weekly marketing. I will try to remember to take pictures of the sauce when I do. Heh heh heh... looks like there is gonna be some pretty good tofu dishes to be served this weekend!
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
19 Aug 08
Bean curd is good for our health so I often eat it.I like all the cooking methods of bean curd you mention above,the key point is who cook it.My father's cooking technology is really good but my mother and I just like to eat and would not like to cook,because what we cooked is really unsavory.There is a dish called"Mapo Tofu" which is very popular in China.And I often order another dish when I went to restaurant:100-years egg Tufu.Do you know 100-years egg?Here is another name of it:preserved egg. Do you know who invent the Tofu?It is Liu An,a king of Hui Nan in West Han Empire.(Hui Nan is a city of An Hui,China.)I ever lived in An Hui for about four year so I can eat various special local products made by Tofu.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Really? The inventor of Tofu is king? How did the story go? How did he come to invent the tofu? Why did he invent it? Was is a product of accidental discovery? Tell me more.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
21 Aug 08
Yes,it is really a accidental gain.Liu An is the King of Huai Nan.He is the son of emperor of Han Empire.He always want to live longer so he called many scholars to his palace and try to facture a medicine which can make him live longer.One day,one of the scholars said he can facture the medicine.His did as his way and it is kind of same like today's process of making Tofu.Accidentally,the liquid which he made flow into a tool which is necessary in today's process.The liquid change intoo some white thing,and that is Tofu. Maybe I have not explained it clearly.You can search on net if you are interest in the story.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Interesting... I definitely will take a look around to see if I can find anything. Thanks for sharing that story. Hmm...tofu was actually a by product of a longevity medication production. Interesting! Heh heh heh... will post more when I find out more. This is going to be a fun week!
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
19 Aug 08
I actually don't think I have ever tried either. I never even heard of bean curd. I thought about buying tofu to try a few times, but I always end up forgetting. It's not that I don't want to try it, it's just that since I"M not used to buy it, once I get to the store I forget all about it. I am going to check your recipes, maybe this is the time that I am really going to try:)
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Oh, you have to try it! In fact there are so many ways to cook tofu! And just tofu alone, experimenting with the different recipes will give you lots of dishes for weeks! If you have any problems with cooking, just post it here. AND we can exchange tips on how to make the recipe better!
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
19 Aug 08
Thank you, I will and if I'm really stuck with a recipe I will send you a pm with a big HELP in the subject :) My daughter also wanted to try tofu, so I guess this time I'll make sure I will get it :)
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Ha ha ha ha ha ha... Any time my friend. Just drop me the PM and I will reply to it as soon as I can. I am sure the chinese stalls or restaurant in your neighborhood carries some tofu dishes. They are usually popular with Asian cuisines.
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
I would sure like it plain, without sugar or any flavorings, fried and steamed. I don't like to eat it as a dessert as the sweetness easily dumbs the taste of the tofu. Fried and steamed tofu will go well with some spring onions or parsley for me. No tomato or chilli sauce please, keep them out of the way. lol
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. My friend here like her tofu original and good! Yeah, some times, just having the tofu plain with some simple garnishes is the best! And with a little bit of light or dark soy sauce, BEST!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 08
I like to eat tofu very very much. Its one of my favourites. I cook it by putting it in soup, steam, and also as desert. I love it very much as desert - they call it tofu fa over at my country.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Ah... another cantonese here in mylot! So which tofu dish is your favorite so far? There is so many kinds of tofu on the market. The dried bean curd. Then there is also the bean curd paste. And there is also the fermented bean curd. And there is the egg tofu. The "tao fu kon" or what we commonly know as the firm bean curd. So many type to choose from. So many dishes to cook with. Which is your favorite?
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
I like bean curd too just like the photo you post,the ones with syrup.Its a kind of dessert.Sweetness.I enjoyed it both hot and cold serving.Its feel like eating a pudding..heheh. That's the most i prefers rather than the fried,boiled or in a soup.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
Oh yes, it is exactly like eating a pudding. Only this one is made from Soy Milk. It is very refreshing either hot or cold. I prefer mine hot if I take it in the morning. Cold if taken at other times of the day. Love to mix some soy milk into the syrup mixture. Gives it an even better taste!
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Hi ahgong, I quite love tofu in its various ways of cooking too. I take them anyway - just don't make it too plain. I drink soya bean quite often too.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
Yeah... it is a very popular drink here in the mornings. Especially on a week end where everyone is out doing their marketing. And having breakfast, the soy milk is one of the more popular drink you can see on the tables. Long time no see wizard! Where have you been?
@LimoChang (193)
• China
19 Aug 08
I prefer steamed with original taste.I once tried some desert made of tofu,it's also delicious.Thanks for the recipe.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Almond Tofu - Almond Jelly, commonly known as Almond Tofu.
A very nice chilled desert.
You are most welcome LimoChang! I too love to eat desert made of tofu. My favorite is the Almond tofu with longans! Very sweet and tasty. Served cold. Especially good on a hot summer day!!
@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
19 Aug 08
I like it in Age Dofu - a silken block of tofu deep fried on the outside but silken in the middle in a lovely slightly sweet broth. I like it lots of other ways as well, especially with basil, garlic and chilli in a stirfry or in miso soup.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
Tofu with fish floss sprinkled all over it! - MMMMMmmmmMMMMmmmm!
Delicious fried tofu that is served with fish floss and drowned in a really tasty broth!
Oh... we call it the golden pillow here! It is a very delicious dish! I especially like mine sprinkled with some pork floss! Woo~~~ just thinking about it is making my mouth water!