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Cook The Issue #97

red-cooked tofu

By jaclyne, member

February 21st, 2009

This was one of the quickest dishes in the magazine!  I love tofu...strange but I also love plain rice cakes which is more curious I think. My husband is just so so with tofu. I liked it better than him, he just thought it was okay. He quite liked the green onions in the dish but we both thought the cornstarch was a little much. I did think it could use a bit more something so next time I might add a little chinese or thai chili sauce to spice things up (like a ma po tofu) and maybe another veggie like peppers or something. I'll probably reduce the sauce instead of adding cornstarch.  Other reviewers had mentioned that it was too sweet but I quite liked the level of sweetness.  It balanced the rice wine quite nicely.

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Comments (4)

jaclyne writes: Hi texas foodie, my husband is in the same boat about tofu as you I think...he describes it as tasting like absolutely NOTHING! I think I like it just because I grew up with it in my Chinese food so it's actually something I'll crave...funny how people are partial to things just because it reminds them of home. Posted: 10:44 pm on February 23rd

Texas_Foodie writes: It has been fun. I have two recipes left...and this is one of them. I'm not totally offended by tofu, but I just think there are so many better tasting things that you can eat. My husband will not even try the tofu dish.

I have found so many good recipes...ones that I normally would not have I have decided that I may do this with the next issue! Posted: 9:04 pm on February 23rd

jaclyne writes: Hi Pielove, I have about 8 recipes left and a couple more soups. So sad that the end is near:(
Posted: 3:07 am on February 22nd

Pielove writes: Hey jaclyne! That tofu looks great-- are you almost done with the challenge?
pie Posted: 9:08 pm on February 21st

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