I decide to try again this morning and this time I would say it is 70% success. Other than the aesthetic appeal of this piece of tofu above was not as pleasing compared to those bought from the supermarket, I am nevertheless happy with my first homemade tofu.
It was not as firm as I would like it to be so I have to handle it carefully when I tried to stir fried it earlier. The taste was tangy, bland but refreshing to the mouth. I have tofu practically for lunch and dinner almost daily so I thought it would be cost effective to make on my own.
This piece of tofu would easily costs me $0.80 from the supermarket and I had used about 150 grams of soya bean to make this piece of tofu. Unless I can find a cheaper source of soya beans (main ingredient) then it might not be cost efficient in the long term considering the amount of time and effort needed.
Whether you are making it on your own or buying from the store, the tofu remains one of the most healthy food and one that is very versatile - steam, stir fry, salad, etc.
A 100g serving contains:70 kcal 3.5g fat 1.5g carbohydrate 8.2g protein 0.9g fibre
It has a long list of benefits to our body, including but not limiting to ;
- preventing cancer
- prevent obesity
- prevent type 2 diabetes
Take heart, this is a good stuff for the heart and one that is inexpensive, relatively easy to make at home and packed with nutritions.