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Dehydrated tofu

Postby Tezza_Dee » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:54 pm

One of my favourite lunch meals is miso soup but fresh tofu is too heavy and messy to carry. I've heard of dehydrated tofu but haven't seen it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 5:11 pm

There's a variety of dried tofu and tofu-related food (bean curd based) in Chinese stores for vegetarian cuisine but they are very different in taste to fresh tofu.


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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby peregrinator » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 9:08 pm

GPSGuided wrote:There's a variety of dried tofu and tofu-related food (bean curd based) in Chinese stores for vegetarian cuisine but they are very different in taste to fresh tofu.


Would you define "very different" as better, worse, or indeterminate?
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 9:31 pm

That depends on your taste. As said, they are very different in texture and can be seasoned in any way one wants, from sweet to sour to spicy to 'stinking tofu'. So the best suggestion I have for you is to ask a knowledgeable Far Eastern friend to show you some of them in real life. But as said, they are quite different to the 'pure' taste of fresh tofu.

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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby Tezza_Dee » Sat 18 Mar, 2017 10:09 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby ofuros » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 1:11 pm

As Gps said, Asian supermarkets have dried tofu...plus all sorts of other goodies.

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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 4:05 pm

The issue with these dehydrated and related tofu products is how to eat them out in the bush. Apart from rehydration (takes time and usually with hot/boiling water), they need to be prepared as part of a dish. Maybe someone will be creative... With Tabasco sauce dip?
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby ofuros » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 4:41 pm

I usually take these bushwalking.. 3serves in foil packets, light & compact, taste-wise good.
Available in woolies, Asian section.
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Korean supermarts also have a great selection of
pkt soups.
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 4:51 pm

I like dried sea weed and flossed pork (dehydrated) for trips. Goes well with any main course and adds essential nutrients.
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby ofuros » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 5:14 pm

Supermarts are a Aladdin's cave of flavours perfect for giving bushwalkers dehydrated meals an extra kick....
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby TerraMer » Fri 28 Apr, 2017 12:21 am

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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby kitty » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 6:59 pm

This thread reminded me of something I read on lotsafreshair... best stick to the store bought stuff it seems :)
https://lotsafreshair.com/2013/04/16/8- ... king-food/
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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby Suz » Fri 05 May, 2017 5:17 pm

You can always pick up some textured vegetable protein - aka TVP...from e.g. The Cruelty Free shop (in Brissy, Syd, Can and Melb and online.) That stuff comes dried.

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Re: Dehydrated tofu

Postby ofuros » Mon 29 Jan, 2018 7:42 am

Found some individually packaged spicy tofu in my local Asian supermart...bit of heat & a rubbery texture, but a ok addition to a meal.

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