Miso soup or Misoshiru is a customary soup of Japanese origin. This is made of fermented soy beans called miso. There are different varieties of Miso soup; each variety has its own place of origin. This Miso soup recipe is one of the simplest varieties. It makes use of white Miso paste. You will be […]
Sweet and Sour Tofu is a better take to the usual sweet and sour dishes because it involves the use of fried tofu as a meat substitute. Did you know that tofu is a good source of protein and is low in fat and cholesterol? These are just few reasons why many people substitute tofu […]
Pork Adobo with Tofu is an adobo recipe version that I really like. It has the good taste of our favorite Pork Adobo along with the chewy texture of tofu. Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce has a similar texture, but tastes different.
Stir Fry Tofu with Vegetables is healthy vegetarian dish packed with protein and vitamins. It has a nice texture brought about by the fried tofu and natural crisp of the vegetables. It also has a good natural flavor.
Seasoned Tofu are fried tofu served in a mixture of Asian seasoning.This is a good appetizer, and even a meal by itself.
Tofu is a good source of protein. This is often used as a substitute for meat. If you have a high level of cholesterol and want to abstain from meat, this recipe is perfect for you.
Tofu is often associated to the popular Filipino food called Tokwa’t Baboy. This is composed of cubed fried tofu with boiled pig ears. Seasoned tofu is almost similar to this less the fat. I have nothing against Tokwa’t Baboy. In fact, I love having it all the time. However, there are times when one needs to abstain from fatty foods due to health concerns. Consider this recipe as an alternative.
Hot and Sour Soup is an oriental soup dish composed of meat and lots of vegetables. Chilies or chili sauce is responsible in making this soup dish spicy, while rice vinegar is the main souring agent.
The taste of this dish does not only depend on the spiciness of the chili or sourness of the vinegar. The other ingredients play a vital role in providing rich and great flavor to this soup. The mushrooms make this soup tangy while ginger and bamboo shoots provides pleasant aroma; other ingredients add beautiful flavor and texture to the dish.
I find it perfect to have Hot and Sour soup during the cold weather; it always keeps me feel warm especially during this winter season.
Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce is a simple dinner recipe composed of pork loin and fried tofu. There is a lot of wonderful flavor going-on with this dish, and it has a nice texture too.
The taste of this dish is quite similar to that of Pork Adobo, but the sauce is more flavorful. If you haven’t tried this dish before, now is the time for you to do so.
The tofu that I used in this recipe is the extra firm tofu that we usually use for Tokwa’t Baboy. I prefer using extra firm tofu because it does not break easily when fried; it can also be fried until the texture becomes crispy. As for the pork, you may use whatever lean part you have there. If you love pork fats, that is fine. Go ahead and use that pork belly in the freezer, but don’t forget to thaw it first.
This recipe will make a perfect main dish; it is also a good “pulutan”. Time to take out a bottle of San Miguel Beer or Stella Artois from the cooler and enjoy!
Tofu in Black Bean Sauce is an easy flavorful Asian tofu dish. This recipe is so simple and quick – it just took me less than 20 minutes to complete and serve this dish.
Since tofu is the main ingredient of this dish, it is better to ensure to use the right kind of tofu. I used firm tofu for this recipe. Firm tofu is different from the extra firm tofu which is usually used for tokwa’t baboy. Unlike extra firm tofu, firm tofu does not get crispy right away when fried; it is the ideal texture needed for this dish. As for the salted black beans, make sure that you rinse them first before cooking to decrease the salinity. Placing salted black beans without rinsing will make this dish too salty.
This dish is best for vegetarians and for those who want to get away from meat once in a while.
Tahô is a Philippine street food sold by peddlers known as “magtataho”. It is a soft gelatin-like snack made from processed soybeans topped with caramel and tapioca pearls (locally called sago).
What we have here is a homemade version of this popular Filipino street food. Instead of processing soy beans, we will make use of extra soft tofu or soft silken tofu which is readily available in most major supermarkets. We will also be needing tapioca pearls and brown sugar to complete our list.
I got this idea after posting the Tahô article in our Pinoy Street Food category. A good friend from Michigan commented on Facebook (since all posted articles automatically generates an RSS feed in our Facebook page) informing us on how she usually does her homemade taho. I am aware that making one is a labor intensive task especially on the soy bean processing part. Since I like doing things from scratch (which has its pros and cons), I never thought of looking for other alternatives. Who knew that using extra soft tofu is the answer – I honestly had no idea. This is one good example on how we benefit from your comments. To all those who commented and gave their suggestions and opinions, thank you. Please keep them coming.
Jennifer Adams-Juan of Diet Motivator is kind enough to share one of her healthy recipes: Tofu Steak Fried in Honey and Rosemary with Tuna & Tomato Sauce.