Tofu & Soy Protein

  • Egg Tofu & Soy Protein

    Savoury Custard with Soy Mince Sauce

    This is a variation of my Jumbo ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard). I used mince type Soy Protein for this vegetarian version, but you can use Chicken Mince OR Pork Mince instead. ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard Soup) is a popular Japanese dish, but many people don’t try to cook it because they believe it is too hard. There …

  • Takikomigohan Tofu & Soy Protein

    Yuba (Tofu Skin) & Carrot Takikomigohan

    The other day, when I wanted to eat ‘Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan’, that is one of my favourite ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes, but I didn’t have ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu), I decided to use ‘Yuba’ (Tofu Skin) instead. ‘Yuba’ is very different from ‘Abura-age’, but both are made from Soy Beans. So, I tried to cook it …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Garlic, Chilli & Soy Sauce Tofu Skin Noodles

    This is a dish of Tofu Skin inspired by Italian dish ‘Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino’. Some Chinese Tofu Skin Sticks (Bean Curd Sticks) can be cut into noodles after being rehydrated and softened. Today I stir-fried them with Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli, then seasoned with Soy Sauce. You may wish to season with …

  • Pork Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Tofu Skin

    I recently discovered some Tofu Skin (Bean Curd Skin) products can be used as noodles. Some products might be too soft, but the Chinese Bean Curd Sticks I purchased have firmer texture. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they can be cut into noodles. These noodles can be a life saver for those …

  • Notes & Tips Tofu & Soy Protein

    Tofu Skin Noodles

    ‘Tofu Skin’ OR ‘Bean Curd Skin’ is made from Soy Beans. When Soy Milk is heated, a protein rich film (skin) is composed on the surface. The films are used for a variety of vegetarian dishes. Chinese dried Tofu Skin products are available from many Asian grocery stores in Melbourne where I live. They are …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Tofu Skin Salad

    The Chinese Dried Tofu Skin Sticks (Bean Curd Sticks) that I purchased get softened in warm water very quickly. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they tend to loosen up and go back to the sheets. Today I sliced them into noodles and made this salad. It’s a Vegan dish, that is packed …

  • Miso Soup Tofu & Soy Protein

    Tofu Skin Miso Soup

    Tofu Skin is called ‘Yuba’, ゆば OR 湯葉, in Japanese. I never liked it and I never ever cooked it in my life until today. As I have received requests for Tofu Skin recipes, I purchased Chinese Dried Tofu Skin and cooked it for the first time. The Chinese Tofu Skin is different from Japanese …

  • Other Soup Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Kōya Dōfu Pot-au-feu

    Kōya Dōfu is freeze-dried Tofu. They say it originated in the mid 16th century in Japan. It is still popular and a variety of Kōya Dōfu products are available. In Melbourne where I live, you can find it at Japanese grocery stores. Kōya Dōfu is like a hard dried sponge and it is very easy …

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