Introduction: 3-ingredient Homemade Tofu

Why make tofu when you can buy it? That's because of the satisfaction you get out of making your own tofu with just 3 basic ingredients (no extra preservatives!). It is fresh, light and tasty!

You can use this homemade egg silken tofu as a side dish, main meal as well as in soups. My favourite dish is steamed tofu in egg omelet, topped with shredded cucumber and carrot, drizzled in prawn paste sauce (also known as Rojak sauce). I also use it for soups, sukiyaki, mapo tofu.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 500ml unsweetened soy milk

Step 1: Prepare Tofu Mixture

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Add salt to eggs cracked into a bowl and beat thoroughly. Add eggs mixture to soy milk and mix well.

Step 2: Prepare for Steaming

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Sieve mixture into bowl lined with cling film and cover with cling film.

Step 3: Steam & Serve

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Steam on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Test whether tofu is fully cooked using a toothpick.

Comments

fredtc (author)2017-01-12

My wife loves this stuff. Whether it's tofu or not makes no difference to her. I wouldn't eat it if I were starving!

Normand Ragot (author)2015-12-31

Tofu is the reconstituted protein from soybeans. Saying this is tofu is like grating cheese into eggs, steaming it and calling it cheddar.

JamesG119 (author)Normand Ragot2015-12-31

Thank you for that correction. I make my own tofu and this is certainly NOT tofu!

angelachuajew (author)JamesG1192015-12-31

Hi there. This is egg silken tofu, which is one amongst the many types of tofu available. As the recipe is designed to be simple, the mixture is simply steamed to produce a result similar to what is often used in Asian cuisines. Hope this clarifies!

Normand Ragot (author)2015-12-31

This isn't tofu. This is a soy flavoured omelet

JamesG119 (author)Normand Ragot2015-12-31

Agree!!!

angelachuajew (author)JamesG1192015-12-31

Hi there. This is egg silken tofu, which is one amongst the many types of tofu available. As the recipe is designed to be simple, the mixture is simply steamed to produce a result similar to what is often used in Asian cuisines. Hope this clarifies!

nanaverm (author)Normand Ragot2015-12-31

It's a soy custard.

angelachuajew (author)2015-12-31

Hi there. This is egg silken tofu, which is one amongst the many types of tofu available. As the recipe is designed to be simple, the mixture is simply steamed to produce a result similar to what is often used in Asian cuisines. Hope this clarifies!

Passion Make (author)2015-12-30

I never knew tofu is so simple. Will surely make it :)

Yes it is! Do share picture when you try making it! (:

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