Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tofu Fah/Tofu Pudding

I love tofu fah or everything made of soy beans. It is not easy for us to get tofu fah here like back in Malaysia where you can get it from the road side stalls. I can only get it from the Asian supermarket and that also not always freshly made. They will have containers of it sitting on the shelf together with other tofu products. Tofu fah is a type of Chinese dessert made from soymilk, the texture is soft and silky and eaten with syrup. After seeing Sonia homemade tofu fah I decided to make some myself too but the easy ways. I used store bought soy milk and without the gypsum. Knowing that gypsum is not good for health I decided to use gelatin. I tried using agar agar power but I still prefer the texture of the tofu fah using gelatin. It might not be 100% like the original tofu fah but it is good enough for me to get over my craving.


5 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
2 packet of unflavored gelatin powder– 14 gram
1/2 cup warm water
3 pandan leaves

This is the soy milk I used


1/2 cup sugar
3/4 water
2 pandan leaves or a few slices of ginger

1. Sprinkle the gelatin the warm water. Set it aside to bloom.
2. Put the soy milk in a pot over medium heat, let it warm up, and continue to stir until little bubbles start appearing at the side of the pot.
3. Turn off the heat and stir in the gelatin into the warm soy milk. Stir until the gelatin dissolved.
4. Strain and pour the soymilk into a container. Let it cool at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight before serving with syrup.
5. For the syrup, put sugar, water, pandan leaves or ginger in a pot. Stir and cook until the sugar dissolved. Once it comes up to boil, turn off the heat and set it aside to cool before serving it with the tofu far.

Note: You can serve the tofu fah with longan in syrup or brown sugar syrup too.


Anonymous said...

I cannot have soy product due kidney illness so I will try rice milk to make this recipe.


The Sweetylicious said...

I love tofu!! The ones you made looks so smooth and mouthwatering!! (:

Shereen said...

I was just thinking of doing this yesterday.I was at the asian grocery and was just thinking of buying the ready made soy milk but being a food snob, I shelved this idea..hehehe.I might just follow your suit and do just that now!

My Little Space said...

Ya, this is another great way to prepare a quickie tofu hua at home. Hope you're having a great weekend, Gert.

WendyinKK said...

Yeah.... at least makan dulu. Craving satisfied.
Next time you come back, bring a pack of GDL back. Can make tofu with that too. The tofu made with GDL can be heated and cooked.

QembarDelites said...

Yes, I have seen Sonia making this delicious and easy tofu fah but of course, buying from outside is even more easy since it's readily available here:D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

my family is asking this TFF for dessert almost every week, especially my husband love it so much.. I have yet to try with gelatine, must give a try soon.

KakAsma said...

I dah try quiet alot using gdl,tapi nak buat kan payah,so i think i should try ur way on doing this..becos my whole family luv this..even on ramadan i selalu ask my hb to buy...ermmm nyaman masuk tekak kan..

Cheah said...

Thanks for sharing this quickie way of making TFF. I've never tried to make this as the stall very near to my house sells very, very smooth TFF.

Linda Ong said...

Thanks gert. Tofu fah is so expensive here, we only eat when go back home! Now at least I know how to do it by using for using agar-agar powder, is there a different in the texture?? I can't find agar-agar powder here.....

ICook4Fun said...

Janetmihes, happy trying and hope you like it.

Sweetylicious, thanks.

Shereen, I like this soy milk is it is thicker compared to the one from the Asian supermarket. Asian market one is watered down.

Kristy, yea I made quite a big batch and I can have it anytime I want :)

Wendy, ha ha yea. I have to get some of the GDL when I am home.

Jeannie, ha ha is easier to get some from outside than making it

Lily said...

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I have made it twice since. Even my husband ( being Caucasian ) who is particular about texture will eat this instead of the ones that I buy at the Vietnamese grocery store. I eat this taufu fah with gula melaka syrup boiled with sliced ginger. So yummy!!

ICook4Fun said...

Lily, I am glad that you and your hubby like this too. I hope I am able to convert my husband to like this too one day :)

wendee said...

Hey Kinda, may I know where can I get the gelatine powder? Can i get it from walmart?

Anonymous said...

Linda, can I get gelatin powder from walmart?

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, if you are in the USA you can get the gelatin powder from any supermarket or walmart.

Anonymous said...

but made with jelly taste so weird. not like the original one