Japanese Diet Information


Tofu or bean curd is another very healthy soy based food. It is used in many different Japanese dishes.

Tofu is made by curdling fresh hot soymilk with a coagulant, such as nigari. Nigari is made from magnesium chloride, a compound found in sea water.

Tofu is rich in protein and B-complex vitamins. You can buy it at any good supermarket or Asian food store.

One simple which is popular in Japan is to serve tofu cold, with some ginger and a sprinkling of spring onions on top. A small amount of soy sauce is then poured over the top. Tofu is very tasty added to soups and can be an excellent meat alternative in stir-fries.

If you are interested in try to make it yourself there is a good site which explains how to make tofu.