Originally Posted by jusnikki
I don't think I'd eat anything that started with "stinky" LOLOL.
I've never really even understood what tofu is.. I know it doesn't
look right... I'm verrry suspious of tofu...
Oh Nikki, you just gave me one of the best laughs I've had in awhile! Ha! I agree! If it starts with "Stinky", run....run very fast!
Tofu is a very simple food that is for non-meat eaters or those who wish to limit the amount of meat they eat because of diet restrictions or financial reasons.
It's very simple to make and has the same amount of protein in it as it's equal counterpart in meat. Literally billions of people today use it in their daily diet.
Tofu is nothing more than soy milk curd. That's it! Nothing less, nothing more! It has a nutty flavor of its own, but also adopts other flavors very, very well. If you marinate it in chicken stock, it will taste like chicken! Beef stock....it tastes like beef! Kimchi....it tastes like kimchi!
The texture is sometimes a turn-off to some. Extra firm tofu is a texture that is more able to be eaten by many westerners. Frying it until lightly browned also helps make it more palatable to some.
If you fry it in peanut oil....guess what it tastes like then! Yep....Peanuts!
If you fry it in heavily seasoned garlic oil, then it will taste like garlic!
Simply put, tofu takes on whatever flavor it is marinated or cooked with and provides a very healthy alternative to meat or an addition to meat dishes to limit the amount of meat in a diet.
Making tofu is also as easy. Here's a video with nice music that shows how to simply make your own homemade tofu.