Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home: A Cookbook
From sleek, silken tofu with delicate toppings to piping-hot fried satchels in a robust sauce, tofu provides a versatile canvas for the intricate flavors and textures that Asian and vegetarian cooks have long enjoyed. America has embraced tofu as a healthy, affordable ingredient. And while it has been welcomed into sophisticated mainstream dining, tofu is often hidden in Western guises and in limited applications. In her third intrepid cookbook, celebrated food writer and teacher ANDREA NGUYEN aims to elevate this time-honored staple to a new place of prominence on every table.
Asian Tofu’s nearly 100 recipes explore authentic,ancient fare and modern twists that capture the culinary spirit of East, Southeast, and South Asia. There are spectacular favorites from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and India, as well as delicious dishes from Taipei, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York. Andrea demystifies tofu and interprets traditional Asian cuisine for cooks, sharing compelling personal stories and dispatches from some of the world’s best tofu artisans along the way.
For those who want to take their skills to the next level, the tofu tutorial clearly outlines tofu-making technique, encouraging readers to experiment with the unparalleled flavors of homemade varieties. But time-pressed cooks needn’t fear: while a few recipes, such as Silken Tofu and Seasoned Soy Milk Hot Pot, are truly best with homemade tofu, most are terrific with store-bought products. Some traditional dishes combine tofu with meat in brilliant partnerships, such as Spicy Tofu with Beef and Sichuan Peppercorn and Tofu with Kimchi and Pork Belly, but this collection is predominantly vegetarian and vegan, including the pristinely flavored Spiced Tofu and Coconut in Banana Leaf and vibrant Spicy Lemongrass Tofu Salad. And innovations such as Okara Doughnuts reveal tofu’s more playful side.
For health- and eco-conscious eaters and home chefs who are inspired to make the journey from bean to curd, Asian Tofu is the perfect guide.
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Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at HomeUser Review - Staff - Book Verdict
Nguyen offers traditional recipes, like Japanese Chilled Tofu and Tea-Smoked Tofu with Pepper and Pork, along with more surprising dishes, e.g., Tofu Tiramisu and Okara (soy pulp) Donuts. Essential for tofu lovers and anyone unfamiliar with tofu's cultural significance. (LJ 12/15/11) Read full review
Very extensive look at tofu in the Asian world. Many recipes from various countries. Include how-to make (if you dare); basics on different types of tofu; how to cut, drain, soak, press, squeeze, fry etc.; also loved the article about the visit to the Tokyo mom-and-pop tofu shop - how it takes 3 hours to make tofu and 3 hours to clean the equipment.
Tofu Cooking Tips
Master Soy Milk Recipe
Seasoned Pressed Tofu
Soups and Hot Pots
Fresh Tbfu Skin
Naked and Simple
Spiced Tofu and Coconut in Banana Leaf
Tofu Noodle and Vegetable Salad
Sauteed Stirfried and Sirnmered
Tbfu with Kimchi and Pork Belly
RELIGION AND ARTISTRY
Sweet and Savory Tofu Eel
Savory Okara Crumbles
Buns Dumplings Crepes
Savory Tofu Pudding
Grilled Crisp Tofu Pockets
Tofu French Fries
Casual and Special Soups
Tofu Bamboo and Chicken Soup
Soft Tofu and Seafood Hot Pot
StirFried Panfried and Braised
Bitter Melon with Tofu and Pork
DeepFried and Roasted
Poached Simmered and Steamed