a bowl of cubed tofu


Why You Should Give Tofu A Boiling Water Bath
The key to enhancing tofu’s taste is removing excess water, which can be achieved by pouring boiling salted water over it or submerging it in simmering salted water.
These techniques tighten the proteins, allowing tofu to crisp up while retaining a soft interior. However, caution is advised with soft tofu as it is very fragile.
For crispy tofu through pan frying, begin with firm tofu and use the salt-water method to remove excess moisture. Once dried, fry the tofu in hot oil until golden brown.
Add the tofu to a vegetable stir fry or eat it as is with a dipping sauce. Alternatively, silken tofu can be simmered in salted water to enhance texture of the dish.