Does anyone know how to make tofu/beancurd, from scratch?

@thea09 (18316)
Greece
June 27, 2009 7:36am CST
Hi, I really miss the Chinese style silken tofu which I cannot buy at all in this area of the country. Does anyone out there know how to go about making it from scratch, I wouldn't have a clue. I miss in most in tom yom soup. If you know how to do it please pass it on.
2 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I dearly hope you are able to use the links that I have found for you. The first seems to be more about information on tofu, but it does have information on silken tofu, from what I've skimmed over the site talks about the texture of the different types of tofu. I never knew there were different types, though I haven't ever tried tofu I do not believe. http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/nutri/fruit/about-tofu2.asp The next two sites are also about tofu but the third site has recipes. I hope that this helps you... and if nothing else it helped you with your last unresolved discussion. http://chinesefood.about.com/od/tof1/p/tofu.htm http://chinesefood.about.com/od/recipesbyingredient/qt/tofu-recipes.htm Now, you know these links are not referrals, but others might not, so disregard the disclaimer Thea, it's for those who don't pay attention to what the links are... The Above Links Are Informational only and are in no way meant for referral in that it is not a money making scheme, etc... Purely Educational!
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I am just glad I could help. I'm not sure what kind of beans you need, the beans I've seen on this site are probably those you could find in Greece, but just to be sure I'm giving you the link. Also, this store ships internationally, it doesn't say where but it does say over the sea, so I am most sure they would ship to your door if you find you do need any of these beans. Not sure on the prices though, sorry about that. http://www.bulkfoods.com/beans.asp It's BBB Approved, which means it's a reliable and legit company.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
21 Oct 09
Thanks Amber, it's soy beans required and hardly anyone delivers to Greece anymore, our customs have put a stop to most things, which reminds me I need to stcck up on vitamins online before they put a stop to those too.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Soybeans were on that site. It's sad that that no one hardly delivers to Greece anymore. Good Luck on Stopping up. Do you use coupon codes to get things a bit cheaper? You can search for those online, I'm not sure if there's a restriction for which countries can use coupon codes though.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
30 Oct 09
Silken tofu Scramble - Silken Tofu

Most recipes will let you know when silken tofu is needed. I find that there is little difference between firm and extra firm silken tofu, and for most purposes, the different kinds of silken tofu are interchangeable, so don’t worry if your grocer only stocks one kind.

Salad dressings, sauces and desserts usually use silken tofu for a thick and creamy texture. Silken tofu in an aseptic container has a shelf life of up to a year, unopened. Once opened, submerge any used portion with water in a container, cover, and refrigerate for up to a week.

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/f/TypesofTofu.htm
Hello thea. I don't know exactly how silken tofu is made, but I do love to eat tofu of any kind, which is my favorite. My son likes to eat tofu as much as I do. I love spicy tofu as well as other cooking ways tofu is cooked.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
30 Oct 09
Hi Williamjisir, you've just brought back by pining for silken tofu, I thought you were going to be able to tell me how to make it, what a disappointent,not that I've actually been to the health food shop yet to see if they carry soy beans. I know they carry their idea of healthy tofu which is brown, dry and hard, nothing at all like the version we love. I can't imagine why someone feels the need to come up with a healthfood version of tofu in the first place, I presume its quite healthy as it is, fried and then dipped in chilli oil, or filled with prawns. Sigh.
• China
30 Oct 09
So sorry that I cannot tell you how it is made due to my lack of knowledge in this regard, but we do have silken tofu and many other kinds of tofu because tofu is our daily food that is sold in markets. Next time when you come to China for a visit, you can order any tofu you prefer. Have a good day, friend.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
31 Oct 09
Thank you, I shall indeed overindulge in tofu when next in China.