What is Tofu?
Tofu is also known as bean curd and is a product made by coagulating soy milk and pressing it into blocks. These blocks vary from silky soft, to firm and semi-dense. Tofu is white or off white. Soft tofu has a high water content and falls apart easily, while firmer tofu can look almost grainy with a mouthfeel that is firm and lacking in graininess. Because the flavor of tofu is bland and mild it is an excellent protein to heavily season as it acts like a sponge and absorbs flavor. Tofu is used in many East and Southeast Asian dishes.