Tofu also called BEAN CURD, Tofu is an
ancient Chinese and Japanese product, tofu is made from dried
soybeans that are soaked in water, crushed, and boiled.
Tofu is protein-rich and also low in fat and cholesterol. It is
sold packaged in water, vacuum-packed, and in bulk, and used in
a wide variety of dishes, including sir-frys, salads, and soups.
Tofu is an important part of the cuisines of China, Japan,
Korea, and Southeast Asia. it is believed to date from the Han
Dynasty (206 BC-ad 220).
Tofu may be grilled, deep-fried, simmered, stir-fried, steamed,
or eaten fresh. In China fermented bean curd is popular. Chinese
tofu has a somewhat firmer texture and more pronounced taste
than that favoured in Japan