Ingredient Name: Dried bean curd, tofu skin, fu jook, yuba
Traditional Chinese Name: 腐竹 (fǔ zhú)
What is this?
- A Chinese or Japanese product made from soy beans
- When boiling soy milk, the thick filmy layer is extracted and dried as dried bean curd
- It is used in dim sums, desserts, and in meat substitutes (as vegetarian dishes)
- You can purchase it fresh or dried
How do I prepare it?
- Rinse in warm water first
- For dried bean curd, soak in water for a few hours if planning to use skin in whole pieces
- For desserts, dried bean curd should be added to cold water if you wish to shred it completed
Where can I buy this?
- This is available in most Asian supermarkets
- Can be purchased both fresh and dried
- Is also available in single sheets or as a bulk of many wrapped layers (depending on how you wish to use it)
What is the cost
- Dried bean curd is very affordable
- 3 sheets as pictured above cost $6 HKD
- Good source of protein
- Has very little saturated fat and no cholesterol
- Excellent source of Vitamin E
- Ideal for vegetarian consumption
- People with the condition of gout should consume with caution as it is high in protein