Category Archives: Tofu

Braised chicken with tofu skins

Braising is just about my favorite way to prepare chicken because it’s so simple and gets such great results. I’ve posted some braises before, like here for example, so braising isn’t new to this blog, however this is the first time … Continue reading

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Soybeans with tofu and Tianjin preserved vegetable (天津冬菜毛豆)

This recipe is for green soy beans (毛豆, máo dòu), seasoned with Tianjin preserved vegetable (天津冬菜, Tiānjīn dōngcài) and other savory spices. You can use fresh or frozen soybeans. If you use fresh ones, shell them and then and boil … Continue reading

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Bacon with wood ear mushrooms and tofu (培根双鲜)

This dish was an outstanding success. The tastes blended really well together and the textures were wonderfully complimentary. Wood ear mushrooms (木耳, mùěr), which are usually sold dried and need to be soaked in warm water before using, have an earthy … Continue reading

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Mapo doufu (麻婆豆腐)

Legend has it that there was an old lady (婆, pó) in Chengdu who was once afflicted with some kind of disease such as leprosy or smallpox, and thus disfigured with pockmarks (麻子, mázi). She lived on the outskirts of the … Continue reading

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