I've always thought it looked spongey
Urgh. Hands > other things
I won't go into the circumstances.
You can't tease us like this. SPILL.
Very erotic AND ethically sound
Tofu just sort of breaks up, while absorbing the smell and flavour of whatever it comes into contact with.
I can't talk about this at work, it's turning me on too much
with some garlic, peppers, mushrooms and szechuan sauce. hngggg.
and with diced aubergine
jesus i'm hungry
or pakora style - batter deep fry
Get the wobbly "silken" tofu stuff that comes in a carton. Cut it into 1 inch cubes and marinate in rice vinegar (or white wine vingar if you don't have it), dark soy sauce, honey, red chili (I often use flakes but you can use a diced fresh chili and beat it up a bit in a pestle/mortar). Leave it in the fridge for as long as you can. I never remember to do it the day before, a couple of hours is fine.
When you're ready to cook it, heat up oil in a frying pan (deep enough to almost cover the tofu). Roll the cubes in cornflour, breadcrumbs and quite a lot of black pepper and then put them in the oil. Be gentle with your tongs or they'll fall apart. You have to watch them carefully in the pan and turn them around or the bottom will burn. This is the bullshit you have to do when you don't have a deep fat fryer :( Rest it all on kitchen roll when it's cooked and add some more seasoning.
I usually do this as part of some udon noodle dish or just plop the tofu on top of a soup.
You can keep the marinade and flash fry your noodles in it.
but dang that sounds pretty good
or fried for a while in a lot of oil, then drained off. It can be like a really bland omelette otherwise and the inside can be a bit jelly-like. When it is done well it can be really nice. In Wagamama for example I'd rather have their tofu than their chicken, that's for sure.
mmmm pad thai
Use money to buy bacon.
Its basically the tastiest possible thing you can do with tofu. Maybe that's cos it has pork in it, but you can make it without pork and its still great.
Tofu/dubu is also good with fried kimchi (google dubu kimchi)
is a fun thing to say out loud
and serve it with a tofu pork pie sausage roll
without people making funnies about "get some meat instead lol". One of the many internet rules of life.
then marinate that shit: soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, chili, lime, ginger, for a good few hours at least. then fry until browned and crispy, and serve with whatever veg / rice / noodles you fancy.
really though, tofu is one of the most versatile foods around, as it'll take on whatever flavours you put with it. experiment!
coat some cubed tofu in corn starch and seasoning, and deep fry until crunchy. then serve with my famous 'lazy satay sauce' (see 'most overrated nut' thread). jk it's basically just a mix of peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, milk / coconut milk, chili sauce and maybe some garlic and lime juice.
with maybe some aubergine and stuff