Cooking with tofu can be a daunting and tricky task. The ancient Chinese “bean curd” is often used as a substitute for meat and fish and Westerners have adopted it, especially with the rise of vegan and vegetarian diets.
So how can we incorporate tofu into our diet? First, you need to understand exactly what it is.
There are four basic types of tofu:
The difference between these four types is its texture (the water content of the tofu) and this determines its best uses. For example, soft or regular tofu is good for soaking up flavours in sauces, while firm tofu is good for stir-frying.
Many people struggle to incorporate tofu into their meals. Finding the texture and blandness of the food difficult to transform. However, these characteristics make tofu an extremely versatile ingredient which can be easily prepared in many ways.
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