Crispy Tofu Fries

My kids love tofu, except the littlest one. It’s one of our fridge staples and I cook it in a number of ways. Soft tofu is usually steamed in Ginger-Soy Sauce and the firm ones are added to Pancit, fried like in this Sauteed Bean Sprouts, cooked in Sweet-Chili Sauce and a lot more. It’s …

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Steamed Tofu with Ginger-Soy Sauce

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Did you know that the oldest Chinatown in the world is the one in Binondo, Manila? I didn’t know that. My family has been going there to eat and buy authentic Chinese ingredients for as long as I could remember. When I was little, Chinatown seemed like a labyrinth to me and I was so …

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DIY Taho (Soft Tofu with Tapioca and Sugar Syrup)

If you grew up in the Philippines, you probably have a soft spot for Taho. It’s a warm, soft tofu pudding delicately spooned in a tall glass, drenched in that “caramelly” sugar syrup and topped with white tapioca pearls. I remembered patiently waiting for the Magtataho (Taho vendor) with a cup on one hand and …

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Quick and Easy Tofu Chow Mein

Valentine’s Day just passed. It’s one of those times when we indulge in “sinful” treats especially chocolates. But this year is a little different because it’s also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent… a day of fasting and abstinence. Meat is the No.1 food we abstain from during the Lenten season so I had to …

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