All posts tagged: crispy tofu

How to Cook Crispy Tofu

I don’t profess to be an authority on tofu. I haven’t titled this post ‘how to cook the best crispy tofu’ or ‘how to cook the perfect crispy tofu’ because we all feel differently about what ‘the best’ and ‘the perfect’ is. My version of the perfect crispy tofu is a result of me chasing the crunchy texture of the stuff they serve at Pompoko (Brighton residents: if you know, you know). When adding tofu to a dish I like it served on top of a meal to add a different texture and that delicious, fried, beige flavour. If that’s not your game, this is not your post. There are many others out there. See all that moisture? That’s why pressing tofu is absolutely rule number one if you want it to get nice and crispy. There are a few ways to do this, and most of them are a ballache. I used to lay a block of tofu on a plate covered in kitchen towel, top it with more kitchen towel and then stack …

Around The World in 80 Dates | The Philippines

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is my turn. That’s right, the Christmas and New Year period is absolutely behind us and we are back into our standard routine. It’s Monday, it’s Around the World in 80 Dates Day, all has returned to the way that it was before. There is one snag to this series throughout January, of course, and that is that I’ll have to bloody veganise everything. It almost seems a waste of the Filipino cuisine to limit it to Veganuary but such is life, I can always revisit it later. It’s tough to work out how to veganise foreign recipes while still staying more or less …