Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tofu all the way

Tofu @ Pho Hoa

Call it tofu, or bean curd, it's made from soybeans which are considered a "complete" protein---it's a powerhouse of nutrition, an adaptable friend to cooks, the treasure of the health conscious and those who are perpetually on diet. These are the tofu dishes I've shared with my friend---she is on diet. I "think" I am on diet, therefore, I am.:p

I am not crazy about tofu but I know it is an excellent source of vegetarian protein, and really good for me, but sometimes the taste buds rule the mind. Need to remind myself when I'm face to face with tofu that it's cholesterol-free as all plant-based foods are, low in calories and a good source of B-vitamins and iron. Lacking pronounced flavors of its own, tofu picks up the flavors around it as evident from these three tofu dishes in different flavors--above is a tofu dish from Pho Hoa, a Vietnamese restaurant; below is tofu with vegetables from MyThai, and the last one is batter fried tofu with agedashi sauce from Red Kimono, a Japanese resto.

Tofu was invented centuries ago in China.


Tofu with vegetables @ MyThai

Batter fried tofu with agedashi sauce @ Red Kimono

23 comments:

Cecile said...

i love tofu for it is healthy and yummy!

Photo Cache said...

like you am not too crazy about tofu but i have to eat it bec it's good for me right?

the best tofu dish i had was my hubby's chocolate mousse/cheesecake made only of soft tofu.

iska said...

I love tofu, too! Reminds me I need to do buy some ASAP. YUM!

Khim said...

There is nothing better than bean curd...

Yummy food..makes me hungry...

happy weekend!

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

I only like tofu from Tokwa't Baboy, :D

shutter happy jenn said...

I like the taste of it, too! These foods made me drool...

My FTF post is right HERE. Hope you could visit. Happy weekends!

Sunshine4Life said...

I heart tofu and had it almost everyday (different kinds - fresh and dried)when i was in china dahil super cheap. I also love the japanese tofu...oh we have that one last Tuesday!

Hmm nagugutom na ako.

Arlene
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♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

I tried the Adobo Egg & Tokwa noodle soup from MeyLin yesterday. It's soooo freakin' yummy. LOVE IT too bits :D

Clarissa said...

Yummy looking treats for FTF,as always!

Same here!!I soo love tofu anything foods with tofu!!I cook my very own age dashi dofu and tofu steak^_^

chubskulit said...

Mukhang ang sarap!

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Dhemz said...

I love tofu lalo na yung with eggplant....that looks yummylicious!

thanks sa comment....waaaaaaaa...super high nga yung cholesterol ni hubby....kaya once in a blue moon lang ako nag bbq....:)

tatess said...

ang dami palang pwedeng gawin sa tofu.I like the battered fried tofu .

lui said...

i love tofu! healthy na, yummy pa. I love it with eggplant spicy sizhuan style =)

Jac said...

Healthy and yummy food I love tofu =)..Happy weekend sis!

momgen said...

Looks yummilicious....Happy FTF!

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A Match Made in Heaven said...

we love tofu.. especially chicken tofu balls.. love love love tofu

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maiylah said...

i am crazy about tofu ... but my family isn't, so we rarely buy them. kaya when we eat out and tofu is on the menu yun kaagad inoorder ko. lol.

ps. those red balls (on top of the cake) were cherries. :D

Lulu Post said...

battered tofu looks so inviting to me...

mirage2g said...

I'm not crazy for tofu as well :D I can't remember any tofu dish I cooked hmmm.....matry nga haha

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Jeanny said...

favorite ko ang tofu. Healthy na yummy pa :)

Sheren-May said...

One of the foods I really missed in Hongkong.. they have so many varities and the way they cooked it panalo talaga... Super fresh and nutritious pa. Have a great day Luna!!!

Ebie said...

Tofu all the way...kahit fried lang sawsaw sa tuyo. Heaven...

cacainadjourney.com said...

Ooh tofu.. looks yummmy and interesting.. parang gus2 ko na din tumikim.. haven't tried it kasi though there are many in my place now since there are many Chinese and its resto here.. iwan ko ba wla lang sguro akong encouragement to try.. not until I saw this one.. thanks for sharing..

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