Re: Hey! It tastes like shitcken!
And tofu. Don't get me started. I know, I know "It's delicious!" (if you spend 900 hours soaking it in something tasty).
No, it's certainly not "delicious" as a stand-alone
ingredient at all & no one (who cooks with it regularly) expects
it to be. But it's a great source of (very economical) protein & a terrific absorber of flavours! I love it! It is so versatile. And I use it often in my cooking .. It doesn't take long to produce a quick marinade before cooking it with other heathy & tasty ingredients.
Mind you, there's tofu & tofu. I would never
buy tofu at the supermarket. I buy the freshly-made variety from local providers (in my case, the Vietnamese traders, who call it bean curd
.) It tastes wonderful ... & so fresh! That makes a huge