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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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small tin bamboo shoots small packet dried beancurd
revving up our appetite, we went for the deep- fried beancurd and shiitake quilted with dried red curry and the wok- fried morning glory with chilli and oyster sauce as a mark of respect to our vegetarian friends.
Firecrackers oysters, fish, seaweed, lobster, abalone, exotic roots, lotus seeds, seaweed, bamboo shoots and dried beancurd.
The Zhujun International mini-mart stocks a wide variety of weird and wonderful Chinese products including dumpling skins, jellyfish and salty, dried beancurd.
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 the health-conscious, the restaurant also offers light food and beverages such as beancurd, cool chicken wings, and almond drinks.
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.