- Firm Tofu – dense and solid and is higher in protein, fat and calcium than the soft type. Suitable for deep fry, stir fry and braise.
- Soft Tofu – provide lesser protein compare to firm and silken type but is high in fat and calcium, suitable for steaming, pureed or in soups.
- Silken Tofu – Provide equivalent amount of protein with soft tofu and is low in fat and calcium. Suitable for all cooking methods as mentioned above.
Buying and Storing of Tofu:
You can purchase tofu from any local grocery stores or wet market. Please remember to check the expiration date on the package.
When you open the tofu package and there is leftover. You can keep the leftover in a storage box and covered with fresh water. However, the leftover must be rinsed with water prior storage. Do remember to change the water daily to maintain its freshness and use up the leftover within a week.
Here, I am going to introduce a fast and easy cooking dish - 'Steam Tofu with minced pork and prawn'. It only takes 20 minutes to cook including preparation time. Hope you will like it!
In a small bowl, mixed together all the above.
2 pieces water chestnut (diced) - peel skin and diced it. (Optional)
|A view of tofu dish after completing Method 1 to 4|
(Note. The minced pork looks more pinky before cook and will turn 'white' when cooked.)