How would you describe the taste/texture/cooking of Tofu? Watch

KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
What is the natural flavour of Tofu? What is the texture? I imagine it would have the texture of less chewy Halluomi cheese, which I like.
Can it be really horrible if it's overcooked?
I've seen a recipe with Tofu but I'm a little aprehensive as to trying it. I tried chicken made from non meat products and really wasn't keen on it. Some recipes for Tofu look so good and the Tofu itself looks really nice, I'm just worried about the texture of it, and if it takes on flavours well.
0
reply
ByEeek
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
Tofu is one of life's pointless food stuffs. It has the texture of gelatinous sponge and has no flavour whatsoever. As a result, the secret to a good Tofu dish is in the sauce. Don't get me wrong. There is nothing offensive about tofu, but it has an air of pointlessness about it.
0
reply
Thomb
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
I had fried thai tofu that was nice. Had a nice sauce to go with it otherwise tofu is bland.
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#4
(Original post by ByEeek)
Tofu is one of life's pointless food stuffs. It has the texture of gelatinous sponge and has no flavour whatsoever. As a result, the secret to a good Tofu dish is in the sauce. Don't get me wrong. There is nothing offensive about tofu, but it has an air of pointlessness about it.
Ah ok, I'm just getting fed up with all the same dishes, so fancied trying something new. I never thought it would be spongey. If I do decide to make a tofu dish, I'm make the sauce amazingly tasty!
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
(Original post by Thomb)
I had fried thai tofu that was nice. Had a nice sauce to go with it otherwise tofu is bland.
Thanks I'll make sure if I make it, it will be well seaoned and the sauce is tasty
0
reply
ByEeek
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#6
Report 3 years ago
#6
(Original post by KLouSmart)
Ah ok, I'm just getting fed up with all the same dishes, so fancied trying something new. I never thought it would be spongey. If I do decide to make a tofu dish, I'm make the sauce amazingly tasty!
Don't get me wrong. It is definitely a bit different and worth trying, but defo make the sauce very tasty - ideally a bit hot and spicy. Another thing that is lovely in vegetarian curries is paneer cheese. And if you want a flavour completely new to your taste buds, try Szechuan pepper. It makes your tongue go numb in a rather pleasant way!
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by ByEeek)
Don't get me wrong. It is definitely a bit different and worth trying, but defo make the sauce very tasty - ideally a bit hot and spicy. Another thing that is lovely in vegetarian curries is paneer cheese. And if you want a flavour completely new to your taste buds, try Szechuan pepper. It makes your tongue go numb in a rather pleasant way!
Awesome thanks I'll need to give the paneer cheese and Szechuan Pepper a try.
0
reply
glassriver
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#8
Report 3 years ago
#8
I actually really like tofu, especially in Chinese cooking. You can have it in sweet or savoury dishes and it can have a really soft, silky texture, but it all depends on the type of tofu that you get as to the way it is.
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#9
(Original post by glassriver)
I actually really like tofu, especially in Chinese cooking. You can have it in sweet or savoury dishes and it can have a really soft, silky texture, but it all depends on the type of tofu that you get as to the way it is.
It was a Chinese recipe I was looking at. I've never tried tofu and have always wanted to, I do usually eat meat, mostly chicken and beef, but I'm just really bored of it just now. What type of Tofu would you recommend me to get for a Chinese inspired recipe?
0
reply
glassriver
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#10
Report 3 years ago
#10
(Original post by KLouSmart)
It was a Chinese recipe I was looking at. I've never tried tofu and have always wanted to, I do usually eat meat, mostly chicken and beef, but I'm just really bored of it just now. What type of Tofu would you recommend me to get for a Chinese inspired recipe?
It depends what the recipe's for. I think you can get different types - my parents normally buy theirs at a Chinese supermarket. If you're having a pudding like dou fu fa (yum) then you want a really soft type, but if you're going for something like stuffed tofu (yum) then you want firm. I think you can buy fried tofu (?) which looks more yellow which you can use in stuffed tofu as well. You can also cook tofu with a thin soya sauce and veg, which you can serve with rice, and then you'd probably go for a firm-ish one but I don't know for sure.
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#11
(Original post by glassriver)
It depends what the recipe's for. I think you can get different types - my parents normally buy theirs at a Chinese supermarket. If you're having a pudding like dou fu fa (yum) then you want a really soft type, but if you're going for something like stuffed tofu (yum) then you want firm. I think you can buy fried tofu (?) which looks more yellow which you can use in stuffed tofu as well. You can also cook tofu with a thin soya sauce and veg, which you can serve with rice, and then you'd probably go for a firm-ish one but I don't know for sure.
perfect thank you. I'm looking forward to trying it. Using it as a dessert sounds interesting and well worth trying!
0
reply
glassriver
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#12
Report 3 years ago
#12
(Original post by KLouSmart)
perfect thank you. I'm looking forward to trying it. Using it as a dessert sounds interesting and well worth trying!
It's lovely (as with all Chinese desserts, but maybe I'm biased ). Good luck with your tofu!
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#13
(Original post by glassriver)
It's lovely (as with all Chinese desserts, but maybe I'm biased ). Good luck with your tofu!
Thanks
0
reply
the bear
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#14
Report 3 years ago
#14
Tofu is the Forrest Gump of the refrigerator
0
reply
KLouSmart
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#15
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#15
(Original post by the bear)
Tofu is the Forrest Gump of the refrigerator
That is a description!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts

All the exam results help you need

1,851

people online now

225,530

students helped last year

How are you feeling about GCSE Results Day?

Hopeful (214)
12.64%
Excited (155)
9.16%
Worried (304)
17.96%
Terrified (376)
22.21%
Meh (162)
9.57%
Confused (37)
2.19%
Putting on a brave face (232)
13.7%
Impatient (213)
12.58%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise