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Tofu is made of curdled soy milk, pressed into blocks in a process similar to making cheese. It is a good source of protein and a staple of Japanese cuisine. Tofu is an especially important ingredient in vegetarian Buddhist temple cuisine (shojin ryori). On its own, fresh tofu has a delicate taste. It is a versatile food that can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

Some of the most popular tofu products and dishes are as follows:

Tofu Products

Soft Tofu

Firm Tofu

Deep Fried Tofu (Aburaage and Atsuage)

Freeze Dried Tofu (Koyadofu)

Fermented Tofu (Tofuyo)

Popular Tofu Dishes

Hiyayakko

Yudofu

Miso Soup

Agedashidofu

Mabodofu

Hot Pot (Nabe)

Kitsune Udon