tofu

noun
to·​fu | \ ˈtō-(ˌ)fü How to pronounce tofu (audio) \

Definition of tofu

: a soft food product prepared by treating soybean milk with coagulants (such as magnesium chloride or diluted acids) : bean curd tofu is our most versatile form of nonanimal concentrated protein, as well as the least processed and the most traditional.— Mark Bittman The tofu … was sliced uniformly and stacked neatly in the bowl of clear, seafood-flavored broth.— Karen Hayes Vegetarian cooking has never been so simple. Supermarkets carry packaged convenience foods like tofu hot dogs …— Norine Dworkin

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Bake tofu fries for 30 minutes, until browned and crispy. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 Protein: Go plant-based with beans (white, black, pinto, etc.), lentils (French green or black beluga), chickpeas, edamame, baked tofu, or tempeh. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 Silken tofu is a great smoothie add-in that gives the drink a creamy consistency. Christine Byrne, SELF, "21 High-Protein Smoothies With No Protein Powder," 2 Jan. 2019 The foods not allowed on this plan include legumes (peanuts, beans, lentils, tofu), grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, artificial sweeteners, anything processed, and alcohol. Amy Capetta, Good Housekeeping, "Paleo Versus Keto: Which Is the Better Diet for You?," 10 Dec. 2018 The Block opened on the Ave in the University District, serving rice bowls, tofu soups, fried rice, teriyaki and curry dishes. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "From hot ramen to hotter hot pot: 30 restaurant openings in Seattle and on the Eastside," 28 Nov. 2018 The 20,000-square-foot Japan Village project encompasses 11 food stalls, a full-scale restaurant and cocktail bar and a grocery store with its own butcher shop and tofu market. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Brooklyn Gets a Japanese Answer to Manhattan’s Eataly," 17 Nov. 2018 Popular dishes include yellowfin tuna with sea urchin and silken tofu or Champagne lobster with French toast and Sterling caviar. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 Nan ru is tofu that is brined and fermented with rice that has been inoculated with a deep red strain of mold. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of tofu

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tofu

Japanese tōfu

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tofu

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English Language Learners Definition of tofu

: a soft, white food made from soybeans and often used in vegetarian cooking instead of meat

tofu

noun
to·​fu | \ ˈtō-fü How to pronounce tofu (audio) \

Kids Definition of tofu

: a soft food product prepared from soybeans

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