This firm silken tofu is a great store cupboard ingredient – most often used in Oriental cooking, as well as being an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
Silken tofu is also known as soybean or soyabean curd, soft tofu, kinugoshi in Japanese or sundubu in Korean.
Firm silken tofu has a deliciously smooth texture, similar to yoghurt, though it's solid enough to be cut with a knife into smaller cubes which hold their shape. The firm silken tofu block is created inside the cardboard packet itself, when a blend of soybeans, water and natural coagulant is poured into the carton, hermetically sealed, and left to transform into a creamy block of tofu.
Tofu is the key ingredient in mapo dofu (pock-marked women’s bean curd). It absorbs the flavours it’s cooked in, so silken tofu works well with big flavours like ginger and chilli, and is a good addition to broths and stir fries. Try deep-frying tofu so the outside crisps-up, while the inside remains soft, or using silken tofu to replace cheese in a vegan lasagne. Even use silken tofu as a dairy-substitute in lactose-free baking or smoothie making.
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