Tofu has been a staple part of the diet in Asia for 2,000 years, tofu is known for its extraordinary nutritional benefits, as well as its versatility. Tofu, also known as soya curd, is a soft cheese-like food made by curdling soya milk with a coagulant.
Tofu can be made in several forms:
Firm tofu - is dense and can be cubed and stir-fried, grilled, scrambled, pickled, smoked, baked, barbecued or served in soups. Firm tofu is higher in protein, fats and calcium than other types of tofu.
Soft tofu - is more suited for recipes in which tofu needs to be blended.
Silken tofu - has a creamy structure and is also used in blended dishes. In Japan, silken tofu is consumed as such with some soy sauce.