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tofu

A low-fat, high-protein, cheese-like food product made from coagulated soy milk, which has been used as a low-fat meat surrogate.

tofu

A cheese-like soy product used as a low-fat meat surrogate. See Soy.

tofu

(tō-foo′)
Soybean curd. It is a dietary source of proteins, isoflavones, and phytoestrogens.
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We dined handsomely on delicious scallop dumplings, wild seabass rolls and crispy duck puffs - even if Eva was most impressed by the Royal China Club's free appetiser - beancurd skin, also known as Mock Duck.
The deep fried beancurd had great smokey flavour but was very dry and chewy.
The buffet didn't hold much non-flesh choice and the a la carte menu offered deep fried gluten and hot and cold running beancurd - you know the sort of thing.
Vegetarians are well catered for with a choice of nine dishes including Seasoned Chinese vegetables in Oyster Sauce, Aubergine in Black Bean Sauce and Ma Po Beancurd.
For dessert we shared some green tea ice cream - a light, delicate and not overly creamy concoction - as well as dorayaki, Japanese pancakes filled with vanilla custard, though when we went they were replaced with beancurd - nice, with a slightly citrus flavour.
Fred must have been ravenously hungry, because he had ordered everything on Tao Heung's menu, from shrimp balls quilted with almonds ( a brilliant combination of textures) and the most scrumptious squid cakes, to pan- fried radish cakes in XO sauce, pickled vegetable and pork belly soup with beancurd strips ( the peppery broth drove a cold that had left me with runny nose and a bad temper), and the day's big surprise, eggplant with minced fish in soy sauce.
As he's just acquired a girlfriend of the vegetarian persuasion, The Boy went for a selection from the vegetarian menu, including Beancurd Skin with Spring Onion (pounds 4), Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup (pounds 3) and Mung Bean Salad (pounds 4).
Vegetarians could choose beancurd, noodles with broccoli and for fish eaters there was salmon in sweet chilli sauce.
We went for the mixed vegetarian appetiser to start: golden beancurd, aubergine scallops and vegetarian springroll.
Dust the beancurd (tofu) with the cornflour, in several batches (do this just before frying).