Tofu has never really sounded (or looked) good to me. I gave it a try once a few years back, but the dish was mediocre and I figured it proved that tofu was indeed gross. Then we went to Tokyo Joe’s the other day and Noel ordered tofu in his rice bowl. I prepared myself to be repulsed when we performed our typical ritual of sampling each others’ food, but was pleasantly surprised. When prepared well tofu is actually pretty tasty. We’ve tried our hand at a few tofu recipes lately and we’re getting better at preparing it. Cooper, our little carnivore, scarfs it up, which is completely fine with us since tofu is WAAAY cheaper than meat from animals raised in elevated environments.

In my opinion, it seems the secret to cooking tofu is getting as much water out of the tofu as possible and pairing it with a delicious sauce. So far we’ve enjoyed a Crispy Pad Thai recipe (very tasty, I just need to work on making mine more crispy) and a Stir Fry w/ Asparagus recipe (the “dry fry” this recipe uses really made the tofu not be so mushy). Next time we’re going to grill it. I have no doubt it will be delicious. You should try it too.

3 thoughts on “Tofu

  1. We love tofu! I just learned a trick to getting it more firm (we buy it firm already), but dust it in cornstarch before frying to get that crisp firmness. Yum!

  2. I was just reading through a recipe book today and saw a tofu one and thought “Maybe I should give tofu another chance.” I’m like you and always thought it was kind of gross. Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. You guys are so adventurous! Maybe I’ll be brave enough to give it a try one day 🙂 Although it probably would be less scary to cook than meat. I hate cooking meat because I’m super-paranoid about all the germs lurking in it. I don’t think you have to worry about weird germs in tofu, right?

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