The soy bean juice was solidified to make Tofu-pudding. In summers, some ingredients, such as beans, tapiocas, and jelly can be added to enhance its flavor, while in winters, people can enjoy it with warm ginger juice.
Where is it from?
There is no obvious difference between traditional Tofu and Tofu-pudding. They are named differently because of the diverse method of making them. According to the reliable medical encyclopedia from ancient Chinese, Compendium of Materia Medica, tofu originated in the Han Dynasty. However, there are other theories about the origin of Tofu; therefore, the history remains unclear.
How do you prepare it?
Tofu-pudding is made from soy beans. To make tofu-pudding, soy beans need to be washed and soaked in water. Then you have to squeeze the soy beans to obtain the juice with a food processor and then sift out the dregs from the juice. Finally, boil the soy bean juice and add edible gypsum as well as other ingredients to make it solid.
Unlike the solid nature of traditional Tofu, the texture of Tofu-Pudding is so soft and silky that it melts like ice once it enters your mouth. People add some ingredients, such as red beans, tapioca, peanuts, taro balls and so on into tofu-pudding to increase the taste and texture. It can even be better if some syrup is sprinkled on it. In the winter, you can also add some ginger juice to keep your body warm.
Where to buy?
Tofu-Pudding is one of the most common desserts in Taiwan and it is available throughout Taiwan. It can help you cool down during hot summer days; it can also keep your body and heart warm in the winters.