The Many Ways You Can Cook Tofu

Tofu is one of those dishes that is a staple in Asian cuisine. It almost cannot be avoided. It’s used in Chinese, Korean, Philippine, Japanese cuisine, and even Western dishes sometimes. Tofu comes from bean curds and is formed when soy milk is coagulated and then pressed into curds to create white blocks. These tofu blocks can come in silk form, hard form or even semi-hard form.

There are also many varieties of tofu and many ways wherein you can mold them and put them into a recipe. The great thing about tofu is that it’s amazing for vegetarians since it’s packed with protein, manganese, and the complete nine essential amino acids. Looking for more reasons to eat tofu? Check out these delicious ways you can consume this squishy treat.

Miso Soup

Miso soup is one of those dishes that you definitely cannot miss. This hearty soup is made with rich ingredients to satisfy your soul. The soft taste of wakame and the crumbling tofu will certainly soothe your stomach.

Tofu Sisig

Tofu sisig is one of those dishes that you absolutely need to try. It’s derived from the Philippines and is usually mixed with mayonnaise and soy sauce on a sizzling grill.

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Taking a break from social media has been so healing for me. I’m having less panic attacks, enjoying my food more and staying in the moment with the people I love. I like being true to myself without the pressure of always looking happy and perfect. I’m not afraid of sharing my mental issues but I also fear that it will be romanticized. I am my depression, my anxiety and my eating disorders, but I want to be proof that even on the hardest days, life is still worth living and sharing. That there is another reason to smile but it’s still okay to cry. I want to keep sharing what I eat but only if I’m genuinely excited about it rather than if it’s new or trendy. There probably won’t be daily posts, but everything I do share will be THAT much more special to me. – Other than that, I’ve also been cooking more. My mom is off today so I thought I’d make her a Vegan version of a Filipino favorite: Sisig. It’s a Kalampangan dish typically made from parts of pig head and chicken liver and then seasoned with calamansi, onions and chili peppers. Oh and lots of mayo lol – I instead used a mix of crumbled extra firm tofu and TVP, with garlic, onions, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon and @followyourheart vegenaise. I didn’t add chili oil and flakes into the dish because my mom doesn’t like spicy food but I have some on the side for me. – I’m thinking about making this for @vegangbrunchclub’s upcoming potluck on the 17th. Would you like to try some?

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Tofu Stir Fry

Stir-fried tofu is a flexible alternative that can be placed in almost any meal. It can be cooked with fried rice, noodles, and even on its own. It’s also great paired with a cold beer as a side dish.