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Monday, May 16, 2011

Meatless Monday - Fresh Yuba


Have you ever had Yuba? Yuba is the “skin” that forms on the top of heated soy milk. It is labor-intensive to make and is a real treat to eat. Up until now, I have only had the dried variety that I found in specialty markets in China Town.  Soaked in a flavored mixture that includes liquid smoke, then fried, it can taste remarkable like bacon.
To my delight, my local market (at Harvest - for the local readers) started carrying Hoda Soy Beanery Fresh Yuba. The fresh yuba has a delightful texture and creaminess. These thin sheets can be cut to form noodles, used as a wrap, or cubed and added to a wide variety of dishes. It is chewing like a fried egg, and bland like tofu, so it is extremely versatile.
Today, for lunch, I cubed it and fried it in a mixture of vegetable oil, sesame oil, and chili oil. Adding minced ginger, garlic, and salt for flavor. Oh my gosh, was it ever delicious!

8 comments:

Millie said...

I never had Yuba but I must try it sometime. It looks good.

Gilding Lilies said...

It's good stuff Millie, I'm sure you would do something wonderful with it!

Alpacas at the Well said...

This sounds awesome!! I must try some!

Rose said...

I've tried the dried stuff, but really want to try some fresh! It looks so good.

Taylor Lynn said...

I've never heard of Yuba... but it sounds neat!

Kathleen said...

i have never tried it or heard of it! i will have to keep an eye out and try it.

Simply Smitten said...

Lol ~ not only have I never tried it, I've never even heard of it! Despite being vegan, we really limit the soy, but I'll have to look into that! :)

Gilding Lilies said...

I'm already in the mood to have some more. It's good stuff.